Ideas for wind farm fund


Communities living close to the proposed infrastructure of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm are being encouraged to tell the developer how they would like a major new community investment fund to work in their area.

RWE Innogy UK, which is developing Triton Knoll, is running a month-long consultation to understand local priorities for its Community Investment Fund, the sorts of initiatives which could be supported and who might be involved in making decisions about applications.

Up to £500,000 will be available during the onshore construction of the wind farm and up to a further £40,000 for communities living close to the above ground electrical infrastructure, including a planned substation to connect to the National Grid at Bicker fen, overlooking the parishes of Little Hale and Great Hale. Both amounts are subject to the final installed capacity of the wind farm.

A newsletter with details of how to take part in the consultation has been sent to homes along the onshore cable route. Anyone can have their say by completing a questionnairen and returning it no later than 5pm on February 26.

Feedback can be provided at Alternatively, email or write to: Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, RWE Innogy UK, Auckland House, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8ZT.