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  East Kintyre Renewable Energy Group Ltd – to facilitate confidential discussions with selected developers over community shared ownership in local wind farm developments.

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) and South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT). 

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


Sheirdrim Windfarm Application (27/12/19)

SPR (UK) Ltd has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate Sheirdrim Renewable Energy Development including 19 turbines with ground to blade height of up to 149.9m.  If you wish to make any representation please check out the full details at Sheirdrim Renewable Energy Development on ECU website and respond by 31 January 2020.

Windfarm Planning Application Announcements (19/12/19)

We can confirm from Energy Consents Unit Scotland that the Scottish Ministers have made a decision on the following planning applications:

Tangy IV - Approved

Clachaig Glen - Approved 

Killean  - Refused (Decision Letter)

Check out the 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. 

The Cour Fund - CBF from Cour Wind Farm 

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