Community Benefit & Share Ownership
Balmeanach Wind Farm would make an annual contribution £5,000 for every megawatt of installed capacity during the period of operation to a local community benefit fund. On the basis of a 45MW project, this would amount to a community benefit fund with an equivalent annual estimate value of £225,000 or £6.75 million over the life of the project.
Based on feedback from the local communities, the community benefits package offered would be tailored with a view to contributing tangible benefits.
Community Share Ownership
Balmeanach Wind Farm would look to explore potential models for part community share ownership. This would provide an opportunity for the communities around the site to acquire a direct stake in the project
Further information regarding community ownership is available at: www.localenergy.scot