Welcome to EKREG
East Kintyre Renewable Energy Group (EKREG) was formed in July 2019 and tasked by Carradale Community Trust with researching new and/or proposed renewable energy developments that will impact on East Kintyre. The primary aim of the group is to highlight the socio-economic implications of such developments and maximise community benefit income to the community from agreed developments. Whilst, for the first time in the region, also exploring the opportunities for community shared ownership in new developments. Our ultimate objective is to establish new and enhanced income streams that can help fund the legacy projects identified in the 2020-2025 East Kintyre Local Development Plan.
The Scottish Government want to see a significant increase in shared ownership opportunities being made available across all renewable energy projects in Scotland, helping to deliver lasting economic and social benefits to host communities across the country. Scottish Government Good Practice Principles 2019 - Community Shared Ownership and Scottish Government Good Practice Principles 2019 - Community Benefits were launched in April 2019. Current and past wind farm applications can be found on the Scottish Governments Energy Consents Unit website.
A spin-out from EKREG has been the formation of a not-for-profit limited company – EKREG Ltd – to facilitate confidential discussions with selected developers over community shared ownership in local wind farm developments.
EKREG Ltd to lead CSO negotiations on behalf of all Kintyre communities
Agreements are now in place for EKREG Ltd to take the lead and explore community shared ownership (CSO) opportunities in new/repowered local wind farm developments on behalf of:
- East Kintyre Community Council (EKCC)
- West Kintyre Community Council (WKCC)
- Campbeltown Community Council (CCC)
- Southend Community Council (SCC)
- The Laggan Community Council (TLCC)
- Gigha Community Council (GCC)
- South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT)
- Tarbert & Skipness Community Trust (T&SCT)
- South Knapdale Community Council (SKCC)
Windfarm Developments in Kintyre
Community Shared Ownership Projects
When the community receive an outline offer in Community Shared Ownership in a renewable development, the specific project information will be added here.
Alasdair Bennett (Chair/ Director)
Jerry Barnes (Director)
Rob Lee (Director)
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