Economic Benefits

We aim to use local workers as much as possible at our developments.

We also support young people who want to develop technical skills in the renewable energy sector. The proposed development aims to create direct and indirect economic benefits including:

  • Local jobs during construction
  • A range of contracts available for tender; local companies will be encouraged to apply for a variety of services such as electrical and building contracts, local plant hire, fencing, catering and accommodation among others
  • The potential for local jobs, once the wind farm is operational

Community Benefits

At our wind farms we invite the local community to help us shape a community benefit package that best meets local needs and wishes.

We already work closely with the Glengarry Trust and the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company who administer the funding we have provided from Millennium Wind Farm since 2009.

If this project receives consent we will continue to work with the Trust and the Community Company to support the valuable work they do in the community.

The Great Glen Energy Co-operative which was set up to enable its members to buy a stake in Millennium Wind Farm has been running since 2008.

We are working closely with Energy4All to set up a new co-op structure to allow communities to invest if the extension of the wind farm goes ahead.