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
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 Dunvegan Trust who administer the funding we have provided from Ben Aketil Wind Farm since 2008.
If this project receives consent we will continue to work with the Trust to support the valuable work it does in the community.
The Isle of Skye Renewables Co-operative which was set up to enable its members to buy a stake in Ben Aketil Wind Farm has been running since 2007.
We are working closely with Energy4All to set up a new co-op structure to allow communities to co-invest if the repowering and extension of the wind farm goes ahead.