Welcome to the East Kintyre Renewable Energy Group (EKREG)

We were formed in July 2019 and tasked by the 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. Whilst, for the first time in the region, also exploring the opportunities for community shared ownership in new developments.

Our ultimate objective is to establish new and enhanced income streams that can help fund the legacy projects identified in the East Kintyre Local Development/Action Plan 2020/24.

A spin-out from EKREG has been the formation of a not-for-profit limited company  EKREG Ltd – to facilitate confidential discussions with selected developers over community shared ownership in local wind farm developments.

Current and past wind farm applications can be found on the Scottish Governments Energy Consents Unit website.

EKREG Ltd to lead Shared Ownership negotiations on behalf of local communities

Agreements are now in place for EKREG Ltd  to take the lead and explore community shared ownership (CSO) opportunities in new/repowered local wind farm developments on behalf of East Kintyre Community Council (EKCC), West Kintyre Community Council (WKCC), Campbeltown Community Council (CCC), Southend Community Council (SCC), The Laggan Community Council (TLCC) and South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT). 

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Airigh Windfarm Planning Application Announcement (24/3/20)

We can confirm from Energy Consents Unit Scotland that the Scottish Ministers have approved the following planning application:

Airigh Wind Farm - A copy of the decision letter is available to view at reference number ECU00000471 or search Airigh Wind Farm on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at the following link: www.energyconsents.scot 

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The East Kintyre CC Windfarm Trust Fund - Open for Applications (01/03/20)

Attention all community groups - The East Kintyre CC Windfarm Trust Fund is now open for applications. Details can be found on this website at EKCCWFT.  Applications close 23 April 2020.

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The Cour Windfarm Community Benefit Fund - Open for Applications (24/02/20)

Attention all community groups - The Cour Windfarm Community Benefit Fund is now open for applications. Details can be found on attached flyer (Applications close 30 April 2020).

Check out the EKREG Newsdesk for all our news:

Is your group looking to apply to a Windfarm Community Benefit Fund?

East Kintyre community groups looking to apply for grants for projects from the local Windfarm Community Benefit Funds should check out the following pages on criteria, how and when to apply:

The East Kintyre Windfarm Trust - CBF's from Beinn an Tuirc 1 & II, Deucharan Hill, and Tangy II - Applications close 23 April 2020

The Cour Fund - CBF from Cour Wind Farm - Applications close 30 April 2020

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