If approved, South Kilbraur wind farm will generate an annual community benefit fund worth £5,000 for every megawatt of installed capacity on the site. Assuming an installed capacity of 28 megawatts, this would mean a community benefit fund with an annual value of £140,000 or £3.5 million over the anticipated 25 year lifespan of the wind farm.
Since commencing operation, we know that the existing Kilbraur wind farm community benefit fund has provided support to a wide range of local community projects and initiatives in East Sutherland.
Do you have ideas for local investment of a South Kilbraur community benefit fund?
As part of our current consultation on proposals for South Kilbraur wind farm, we are keen to hear from individuals and any local groups about their ideas for ways in which a South Kilbraur wind farm community benefit fund could be effectively managed and invested for the benefit of the local community in this area of East Sutherland. Please give us your feedback on this and other aspects of the proposals by visiting the “Feedback” section of this website.
Community Share ownership
Community Share Ownership for onshore wind is currently being actively promoted by the Scottish Government. Reflecting these good practice principles Wind2 are currently exploring the interest in the community purchasing a share in the wind farm up to the whereby the community would receive up to 5% of the project next profit after tax in return for their investment.