Local Communities reap the rewards
Renewable energy development presents an unprecedented opportunity for communities to share in the benefits from clean technologies.
We work with local communities to bring additional financial benefits over and above the tangible benefits of renewable energy generation and job creation. In the UK, we pay an annual voluntary community benefit based on the operational wind farm’s income into a local development trust. These funds are an opportunity for local communities to invest in projects that enhance their quality of life and create a legacy that will outlast the life of the turbines.
We believe that by working together we can all play a part in reducing the use of damaging pollutants from fossil fuel emissions. We pledge:
- To respect communities through consultation, collaboration and co-operation
- To encourage community engagement at every stage of project development
- To provide communities with environmental and economic legacies that will enhance the quality of life for local communities
We invite local companies to tender for contracts during the construction phase of our wind farm projects. We procure from a range of local services including construction companies, drainage contractors, concrete suppliers, metal fabricators, plant hire, cleaning, waste management, security, fencing contractors and catering and accommodation suppliers. By using the local workforce where possible, each development can have a direct and positive effect on the local economy.