Windfarm plan brings benefits
PEOPLE living and working near the proposed Bryn Llywelyn Wind Farm in Carmarthenshire could be the first to gain from a new approach to community benefit being introduced by RES.
The Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS) could significantly reduce the electricity bills of the wind farm's nearest neighbours.
Under the initiative, almost 500 properties on mains electricity within a three and a half kilometre area of Bryn Llywelyn Wind Farm would receive an annual discount of £225 off their electricity bill once the wind farm is fully operational.
LEDS is being offered in addition to other community benefits from RES, which has already pledged a Community Benefit Fund of more than £2 million over the lifetime of the wind farm for investment in local community projects. The addition of LEDS would bring the total package of community benefits at Bryn Llywelyn to more than £5 million.
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We have developed LEDS in response to consultation with the communities living in close proximity to RES wind farm sites, who told us that reduced electricity bills were a benefit they would like to see.
Bryn Llywelyn Wind Farm is still in the initial phase of development, so it is at the perfect stage for us to gauge how local people would respond to such a scheme. We have written directly to the properties around Bryn Llywelyn that would be eligible to receive the electricity discount under LEDS to offer people the opportunity to register their interest in the scheme. We are looking forward to receiving their responses to this innovative new initiative.
If the LEDS pilot at Bryn Llywelyn proves successful, RES will look to roll out the scheme to other new wind farm sites across the UK.
RES Project Manager at Bryn Llywelyn