There are a number of wind farm developments in East Kintyre which are having and will continue to have an impact on the community of East Kintyre.
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.
EKREG Ltd was spun-out of the Carradale Community Trust's EKREG as an autonomous not-for-profit vehicle to explore opportunities on behalf of the community to take shared ownership in several new/planned wind farm developments/businesses in the region.
East Kintyre Windfarm Trust was set up with Argyll and Bute Council to receive community benefit payments to be distributed to the Community Council areas where the turbines were situated. This was designed to help community groups in these areas finance their projects through a system of grants.
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