EDF R is committed to delivering local benefits and working in partnership with local communities.
The Garn Fach community benefit fund will be £5,000 per megawatt, which could be up to £550,000 each year the wind farm is operational. The community will decide what local good causes will benefit from funding.
In line with EDF R’s good practice, and to meet the Welsh Government’s target for renewable energy projects to have an element of local ownership, we are exploring ways in which the community can have a stake in Garn Fach.
Many local businesses already supply the renewables industry in Powys. We will ensure that Garn Fach delivers contracts to local suppliers. EDF R is a member of the Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce and we’ll work with them to ensure that local firms can access contract opportunities.
As part of the engagement process we will establish a wind farm community liaison group to share information and respond to queries.