Community benefit and investment
We recognise that any wind farm development means there will be change for an area and that this change is experienced mostly by those living in that local area. For this reason, we commit to ensuring that local communities should benefit from having a wind farm in their locality and that opportunities for local community investment in any successful project are also explored.
If the project is approved, the local area will benefit from a Community Benefit Fund of up to €500,000 per year for the first 15 years that the project is operational, including a Near Neighbour Scheme for residents close to the site.
We hope that our conversations with the community can explore the benefits that a project such as this could bring to the area. This would fully take into account the updated Wind Energy Guidelines and the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).