Community Benefit Fund
EDF Renewables would establish a community benefit fund for the wind farm if it becomes operational. It would be established in line with the Scottish Government Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from Onshore Renewable Energy Developments. At current levels, based on a proposed generation capacity of 67.2 MW, the proposed scheme would provide a local benefit fund of up to £336,000 each year for the lifetime of the wind farm.
EDF Renewables supports the principles of shared ownership that gives local community groups and organisations the opportunity to invest in and share in the profit generated by wind farms. This shared ownership opportunity has been offered to local groups at the public exhibitions via information leaflets and is proposed in addition to the proposed Community Benefit Fund.
At this stage, we are simply assessing any interest and would welcome feedback from local community groups. If there is sufficient interest, we propose to hold an event which would give community groups the opportunity to discuss the matter with representatives from EDF Renewables.
Local Energy Scotland is aware of the scheme and is available to provide impartial and independent advice to members of the public on fund raising and all related shared ownership matters.
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