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How Can Wind Farm Benefits Best Be Used In Caithness?

16th March 2013

How can funding from onshore wind farms be used to benefit Caithness and its communities?

RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is encouraging people in Caithness to take part in the Caithness Conversation, a discussion about how the community funds linked to wind farms can best be used to support the area. RWE NRL, one of the UKs leading renewable energy developers, invests more than 75,000 per annum in Caithness through community funds associated with its wind farms.

The company operates Bilbster and Causeymire wind farms, has gained consent for other wind farms in the area, and is in the process of applying for planning consent for Bad Che Wind Farm. To support local communities to plan and deliver community investment funding, both from renewables and other sources, RWE NRL has launched the Caithness Conversation the aim of which is to share information and best practice on managing community funds.

The link, Caithness Conversation will take you to the questionnaire which is contributing to the Caithness Conversation.

How else can you get involved?

Once you have completed the questionnaire, you may wish to participate further in the Caithness Conversation by:

- Talking to one of the research team. You can get in touch by sending an email to caithness[AT]

- Coming along to a Caithness Cafe for lunch and conversation on:

Friday 22nd March, 1.30pm 5.00pm Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick

Saturday 23rd March 10.00am, 1.30pm Royal British Legion, Riverside Road, Thurso

Please email caithness[AT] to book your place.

The results and findings from the Caithness Conversation will be presented in a Profile report which will be available in April. Copies will also be widely available locally in Caithness and we hope local groups and individuals will find the results useful.