Maximising the local economic and employment benefits of Banks Renewables developments
Connect2Renewables is an initiative that maximises the benefits of our renewable energy developments for local communities and the local economy. We worked with South Lanarkshire Council and local communities to achieve this.
- Working with local contractors and offering contracts to them where possible.
- Providing training schemes and jobs to local people to help them get back into employment, learning placements or apprenticeships.
- Establishing a local Community Advisory Panel for each of our projects, which identifies local good causes and charities we can support with our Community Fund.
Connect2Renewables in Action
As a result of our Connect2Renewables initiative, we used a large investment of locally-sourced contractors for both of our operational wind farms in South Lanarkshire.
Biggar Economics completed an assessment of the impact of both Middle Muir and Kype Muir wind farms in 2022, which you can read using the flipbook below.