Electricity reached the restored Thrumster Station on 16 July. Wick and East Caithness councillor Raymond Bremner performed the switching-on ceremony as the station was connected to the electric grid. The connection was jointly funded by the Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust and Foundation Scotland. The trust was formed in 1998 by the Scottish Hydro-Electric plc (now SSE plc) to provide help to customers in the company's distribution area faced with high charges for an electricity connection. Foundation Scotland was founded in 1996 and helps find community project funding.
The beautiful station restoration was completed in 2017 by the Yarrows Heritage Trust whose previous chairman, Jay Wilson, is seen enjoying a lightbulb moment!