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.
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.
Current and past wind farm applications can be found on the Scottish Governments Energy Consents Unit website.
Wind Farm Developments in Kintyre
EKREG Ltd to lead CSO negotiations on behalf of local 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:
Carradale Community Trust Report - EKREG (06/08/20)
It is a year now since East Kintyre Renewable Energy Group (EKREG), a small group of local volunteers, came together, as a sub-group of CCT, to explore the opportunities that consented renewable energy developments might offer the communities of East Kintyre. Full Report
CARES Enablement Grant (BaT3 CSO) Monthly Report (31/07/20)
- After further discussions with the FCA, they confirmed REGISTRATION of new model rules for Multi-Community Shared Ownership in Renewable Energy Projects with EKREG Ltd as sponsoring body.
- EKREG working on Guide to the new model rules and sponsoring process (for use by other communities).
- Discussions with various parties on PWLB Loans for CSO. Requests for Scottish Government Guidelines/advise to Local Authorities have now been submitted into the Scottish Government – at Minister & Cabinet Secretary level.
Check out the EKREG Newsdesk for all our news:
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.
Is your group looking to apply to a Windfarm Community Benefit Fund?
East Kintyre community groups looking to apply for grants for projects from the local Windfarm Community Benefit Funds should check out the following pages on criteria, how and when to apply:
The East Kintyre Windfarm Trust - CBF's from Beinn an Tuirc 1 & II, Deucharan Hill, and Tangy II
The Cour Fund - CBF from Cour Wind Farm
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