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Turning wind power into community profit

22nd May 2013

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Turning to Wind Power

Following its complete renewal in 2009 Mey Village Hall is a hub of activity from sports clubs and evening classes to markets and weddings.

With a ground source heat pump, the Mey Village Hall Trust was already going green. A natural next step was to install a 20Kw wind turbine. This would not only meet the rest of the halls energy costs but also earn income by feeding excess power into the National Grid.

Selling energy reduces the need for our 900-strong community to be constantly fund raising and allows us to offer affordable letting fees to even the smallest groups.

We are confident that the turbine will soon be earning us money towards building a day care extension for older people in North East Caithness.

LEADER contribution: 80,313 (90%) towards total project costs of 89,237

For more information on Highland LEADER, see www.highlandleader.com
To request a copy of the new Revitalising Communities in the Highlands booklet please contact Planning and Development Service, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.

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