Former MPs assistant joins windfarm team

Jeannie Kielty
Jeannie Kielty

A former MP’s assistant has been recruited to work with the local community on the Knockendurrick wind farm project.

Jeannie Kielty will now use her expertise to help Dumfries & Galloway community understand more about the project and how it can benefit them and the area as a whole.

The 26-year-old has joined wind energy company, Banks Renewables, as Development Relation Officer following a four-year stint as Parliamentary Assistant to Ian Mearns MP>

The Hamilton-based company has submitted plans to create Knockendurrick Wind farm by erecting seven turbines east of Gatehouse of Fleet.

Jeannie is passionate about the environment and the benefits of green energy, but also understands that not everyone in the local community may share the same views.

Colin Anderson, Development Director at Banks Renewables said: “Working closely with the local community throughout the development process has helped us connect with many local people.

“Jeannie’s expertise from her previous role and her passion for the project will help a great deal in the local area and we’re looking forward to seeing the impact we know she will make.”