Statkraft - Local Benefits

Training commitment

We would like our wind farms to be considered a local asset and are keen to work with communities to ensure that they bring value over their project lifetime.

Wind energy brings clean, local power and community funding.

We are committed to setting up a Community Benefit Fund for each of our projects in development, at the rate recommended in Scottish Government Best Practice Guidance of £5,000 per MW installed.

Over £500,000 per year is already distributed to local projects and initiatives. Examples include education, energy efficiency, environmental improvments, facilities for community halls and playground equipment. What does your community need?

Community Ownership

The Scottish Government have ambitions for more renewable energy projects to have an element of shared ownership. We actively explore all options with local communities, with the support of organisations such as Local Energy Scotland.

Local Investment

We believe that suppliers nearest to our projects deserve an opportunity to get involved. See our local suppliers page for more information.

Education & Enterprise

We welcome ideas on how our wind projects can directly or indirectly benefit those who are in education or training, or support local businesses. Our development team have previously engaged with local communities to establish local training funds to support residents with employment opportunities, and worked with local education providers to create new training opportunities. Contact us if you have an idea for your area.

We would like our wind farms to be considered a local asset and are keen to work with communities to ensure that they bring value over their project lifetime.

Wind energy brings clean, local power and community funding.

We are committed to setting up a Community Benefit Fund for each of our projects in development, at the rate recommended in Scottish Government Best Practice Guidance of £5,000 per MW installed.

Over £500,000 per year is already distributed to local projects and initiatives. Examples include education, energy efficiency, environmental improvments, facilities for community halls and playground equipment. What does your community need?

Community Ownership

The Scottish Government have ambitions for more renewable energy projects to have an element of shared ownership. We actively explore all options with local communities, with the support of organisations such as Local Energy Scotland.

Local Investment

We believe that suppliers nearest to our projects deserve an opportunity to get involved. See our local suppliers page for more information.

Education & Enterprise

We welcome ideas on how our wind projects can directly or indirectly benefit those who are in education or training, or support local businesses. Our development team have previously engaged with local communities to establish local training funds to support residents with employment opportunities, and worked with local education providers to create new training opportunities. Contact us if you have an idea for your area.