Residential, business and community buildings closest to Glenchamber Wind Farm are set to receive an annual discount on their electricity bills under RES’ Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS).
This pioneering approach to community benefit would lead to a significant reduction in energy bills for those living
and working near the wind farm, once it becomes operational.
Rachel Anderson, RES’ Communications Manager commented: “LEDS is an exciting new initiative which will see nearly 350 properties within 6.5 kilometres of the turbines qualify for the annual discount of £200 on their electricity bill, every year for the operational lifetime of the wind farm. Construction is underway at Glenchamber Wind Farm and payments will start once the wind farm becomes operational in late 2016.”
LEDS is offered in addition to a community benefit fund and forms part of RES’ £5,000 per megawatt
community benefit package, which would see the local community benefit from around £3.4 million during the
lifetime of the project.
RES has written directly to the properties around the site that are eligible to receive the electricity discount
under LEDS, offering them the opportunity to register their interest in joining the scheme. There is no need
for participants to change electricity supplier or tariff to benefit from LEDS and participation in the scheme is
entirely voluntary. The discount is paid directly to the relevant electricity supplier for the duration of the
operational life of the wind farm.