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. 

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EK Community Open Day - 9 November 2019

The Carradale Community Trust Planning Group, with the help of the East Kintyre Community Council, are ready to present a series of local development options to the community at their Open Day on 9 November 2019.  Come along and find out what windfarms are in the pipeline and how East Kintyre Renewable Energy Group could help assist in achieving a long term community development plan. 

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EKREG Ltd to lead SO negotiations on behalf of local communities - 16 October 2019

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

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EnergieKontor Q&A Info Session on Narachan Windfarm - 19 September 2019

As part of the work of the East Kintyre Renewable Energy Group (EKREG), a meeting was arranged for Ciorstaidh Couston, a Project Manager with EnergieKontor UK Ltd, to hold an 'informal' Q&A/Drop-in session on 19 September in Carradale Village Hall aka Narachan Windfarm. The event was reasonably well attended by local residents.  If consented, Narachan will constitute one of the largest wind farms yet in Kintyre with up to 22 turbines up to 200 metres tall proposed. It will be situated on the edge of the EKCC boundary on the ridge between Deucharan and Cour Windfarms and will likely be visible from some distance including Carradale Harbour and Golf Course as well as from West Kintyre.  Papers lodged by EnergieKontor can be found on the Scottish Governments Energy Consents Unit website and inserting Narachan in the search button.

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