Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot Hill North and Rhodders wind farms
Three onshore wind farm sites in Clackmannanshire
Generating capacity of 42.3MW, powering up to 25,000 homes*
£97,000 annual investment in local communities
Site status: in operation
Background: commissioned 2010, 2014 and 2016
Number and type of turbines: 15 x 2MW and 6 x 2.05MW turbines
Height: tip height of 100 metres
Benefiting from the Burnfoot Hill Community Fund
The Ochils Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT) was established almost 50 years ago to help walkers or climbers who get into difficulties while exploring the Ochils area.
Before it existed, anyone losing their way or slipping while crossing one of the gorges or canyons in this sometimes-challenging terrain had to rely on a local farmer or shepherd coming to their rescue.
Now there’s a team of 35 trained members, who provide a mountain rescue service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They’re all volunteers and the team is entirely run on donations, which is why we’re proud to support them at EDF Renewables, with an annual donation of £5,000 – guaranteed until 2039 – through the Burnfoot Hill community fund.
“Without the funding from EDF Renewables, we’d find it more difficult to operate,” says Ross MacIntyre, Secretary of the OMRT.
“We’d spend a lot more time having to fundraise, which would mean the team spent less time on training to be ready for whenever an incident occurs.”
* Load factors based on the five year rolling averages on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2019 release. Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2019, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables).