Aberdeen Bay wind operator to splash £3m community cash
By David McPhee
January 14, 2019, 2:16 pm
The energy giant behind a controversial north-east wind farm will offer £3 million to the community.
Vattenfall, which operates the 11-turbine Aberdeen Bay development, will open the first applications for the community benefit fund payment today.
The company announced it will invest £150,000 each year into communities and organisations over the 20-year lifespan of the project through the Unlock Our Future Fund. Local woman Edna Booth, who fought against the wind farm and the disruption the substation caused Blackdog, said she was pleased the community would get something back.