Orkney Islands Council is developing Orkney Community Wind Farms to generate significant income and harness Orkney’s natural resources. The project consists of three developments – Quanterness, Hoy and Faray. Each wind farm will contain six turbines that are 149.9 metres in height from base to blade tip.
Quanterness Wind Farm
Hoy Wind Farm
Faray Wind Farm
Long term benefits for Orkney
Generates significant income for Orkney including a location-specific Community Benefit Fund.
Makes a meaningful contribution to getting a new transmission connection from Orkney to the mainland.
Helps reach our carbon neutral aspirations and reduces the affects of climate change.
Community Benefit Fund
Through Orkney Community Wind Farms, communities across Orkney could receive a combined £432,000 each year through a location-specific Community Benefit Fund. This financial support could help local communities drive transformational projects of their own – strengthening our communities and empowering local democracy.
The wind farms will allow the development of the interconnector link between Orkney and mainland Scotland, substantially supporting the vital renewable energy industry in Orkney as well as helping to contribute to the UK’s Net Zero aspirations. (Photo Orkney.com)