SCOTLAND The Clashindarroch wind farm in north east Scotland was officially opened on Friday, 26 June. At the event, the first awards from the wind farm’s community fund were presented to local groups.

The construction of the 36.9 MW wind farm started two years ago. From now on it will produce enough renewable electricity to meet the annual needs for 27 000 homes.

In addition, the Clashindarroch Wind Farm community fund will each year invest 185 000 GBP (259 000 euro) in different community projects. At the wind farm inauguration, seven project groups from the local area were presented with the first awards, totalling 40 000 GBP (56 000 euro).

Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall said:
“Vattenfall is driving towards a sustainable power supply and we want to take the communities where we operate with us. Clashindarroch Wind Farm hits the mark on both counts. We don’t just want our wind farms to be good for the environment but good for the community too – that’s why we invest in wind energy and why we look forward to a long and successful relationship with the people of Huntly, Strathbogie, Tap o’ Noth, Glass and the Cabrach.”

The community fund will run for the next 25 years, which is the estimated lifetime of the wind farm. In an average year Clashindarroch Wind Farm will “save” 49,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

More information about Clashindarroch Wind farm

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