Aikengall II, Wester Dod Community Wind Farm

Operation Since November 2017
Postcode TD11 3SR
Local Authority Area East Lothian
Technology Onshore Wind
Installed Capacity 60.80Mw

About the Developer

Name of renewable energy project Aikengall II (Wester Dod) Community Wind Farm
Community benefit fund host community councils, and BeGreen Dunbar
Project owner(s) Community Windpower Limited
Project developer Community Windpower Limited
Contact name Rob Fryer
Contact telephone +44 (0)1928 734544
Contact email info@communitywindpower.co.uk
Address Community Windpower Ltd 1st Floor, 2 Parklands Way Maxim Business Park, Eurocentral Motherwell
ML1 4WR

About The Community Benefit Package

Please detail any voluntary benefits to the community from the development other than recurring annual fund:

Please explain the monetary equivalent of the above benefit(s) and how the figure has been calculated:
The annual payment of £300,000 will be divided equally and distributed to the five host community councils, and BeGreen Dunbar

Who are the beneficiary community / communities (those that make up the fund ‘area of benefit’):
• Abbey St. Bathans, Bonkyl & Preston • Dunbar • East Lammermuir • Lammermuir • Cockburnspath & Cove

How was the boundary of the beneficiary community/communities identified:

Community benefit structure:

  • Payment: per MW installed

Please confirm the value of your community benefit package as an equivalent rate of payment per MW per year:
£5000.00 per MW per year
Is this index-linked?
No

Fund Set-Up Process

What information was provided to make it clear that contributing to community benefit discussions does not affect an individual’s right to express a view on the development: No
What factors did you consider when identifying the most appropriate individuals and groups to involve in the consultation process on the community benefit package:
Did you provide a clear point of contact for the community from the outset of the process: No
Do you have a written agreement with a local body in relation to the community benefit package, e.g. community council, development trust, or local authority: No
If yes, please name the body:
What communication channels did you use to provide feedback and maintain open dialogue with the community during the set-up phase? Please provide details, for example frequency of meetings, who you met with, newsletters, etc:
Did the community request support during the fund set up phase: No
If yes, were they provided with that support? Please give details of who provided that support:
Have aims or priorities been determined for the Fund: No
If yes, please state what they are:
If yes, please state how you reached agreement on these with the community:
Community benefits were kept separate from planning process No
A range of factors and the local context was used to identify appropriate individuals and groups for consultation: No

Governance & Administration

Please give details of the process for awarding funds to eligible causes / initiatives:
Please outline the distribution method:
What is the frequency of award making:
How did you ensure there was an appropriate governance and administration process in place to handle the funds? Please give details of any support you provided to ensure these were in place:
Who administers the fund? (Who holds the fund and makes payments to local causes?):
Is this a third party: No
Who makes decisions on which causes receive funds? If this is a local group (e.g. Community Panel, Committee or Board) please give the name of the group, details of its make-up and how people can come on/off the group:
Who is eligible to receive funds:
If Other, please specify:
Please state which of the following are made public:
If these are available online, please provide a link to the relevant website:

Monitoring & Review

What processes is in place to ensure the impact of individual awards and the fund as a whole are measured:
Do you receive an annual report on fund spend or, if you are the fund administrator, do you produce one:
How do you encourage a regular review of the fund spend, priorities, administration and governance processes:

Communities benefiting from this project

If your community is benefiting from this development, why not add your details?

Add Community

Other developers involved in this project

If you are a developer involved in this project, why not add your details?

Add Developer

Browse the register