Our Partnership Proposal
• Guaranteed minimum annual revenue based on £5,000 per MW installed
• The opportunity to create local community trusts or bodies to develop and then deliver local action plans using the guaranteed long term funding provided by the partnership
• We will look to ensure from Banks Renewables that a minimum percentage of the total Birneyknowe Wind Farm construction cost will be directed through local companies
• Initial consultations have indicated that a major benefit of the scheme could be the creation of permanent job opportunities and exploring how existing jobs could be secured
• We are looking to see how this could happen and we would welcome ideas from members of the local community on how this could be achieved. We want to work in partnership with your local community to create a positive legacy. Please feel free to contact us to let us know how this partnership could help achieve your community’s aspirations

Why we think Birneyknowe is an excellent site:
• Excellent wind resource
• The site does not lie in any special protected areas for landscaping, nature conservation or any archaeological or historical designations
• The proposal could support targeted training and apprenticeship scheme, to help get local people into employment
• With a commitment to use local businesses we will support existing jobs and create new job opportunities in the area
• The site has the potential to make a significant contribution to Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets

Downloads
Birneyknowe Scheme Leaflet, June 2014
Birneyknowe Non Technical Summary, April 2014
Birneyknowe Exhibition, March 2014
Birneyknowe Exhibition Posters, June 2013
Birneyknowe Location Plan, March 2012

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Thank you for supporting our Birneyknowe wind farm project.

Please enter your details in the form below and let us know your reasons for supporting Birneyknowe wind farm either by ticking the reasons below or by writing in the free text box below:

  1. c£54m total value of construction
  2. c£15.6m possible regional contracts.  (Figures based on average figures detailed in Renewables UK’s publication Onshore Wind Direct & Wider Economic Impacts, May 2012)
  3. c£17m in business rates for Scottish Borders Council
  4. c£7.5m total community benefit fund
  5. c£32m service and maintenance
  6. Habitat Management Plan to enhance habitats in and around the wind farm site
  7. c39,800 households provided with green electricity annually.  (Figures are approximate and are based on calculations using the Scottish Government’s carbon calculator, using a capacity factor of 32%.)

 

 

 

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