Windfarm comes with cash

By Neil MacPhail

Published: 13/11/2012

A windfarm company said yesterday that it was offering a Caithness community an “industry-leading” benefit package of up to £360,000 a year.

Infinergy said the £9million community benefit fund associated with its Limekiln proposal could help villagers at Reay safeguard their community’s future with a range of innovative projects designed to boost economic growth and tourism potential.

Green energy firm Infinergy is offering the community surrounding its 24-turbine Limekiln windfarm proposal a package worth £5,000 per MW) – a total of up to £360,000 a year or £9million over the 25-year lifetime of the project, based on a total installed capacity of up to 72MW.

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