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Powering Communities

As responsible developers of renewable energy, ScottishPower Renewables seeks to support the communities close to our sites throughout development, construction and operation.

As long-term neighbours we feel the benefits of our projects should be shared and we do this in a variety of ways.

During development we proactively consult with local stakeholders, seeking their input to our proposal to shape its design, ultimately influencing the application we submit and the projects we construct and operate.

During construction we invite local companies to meet with us to find out more about the type of contracts being let and to find out how they can get involved. At our existing windfarms we have used a variety of local business and suppliers for services such as ground clearance, catering, accommodation, fencing and decorating.

During the operation of our onshore windfarms we create and support community benefit funds, empowering communities to control how this money is spent to best serve the needs of their local area. As of summer 2022, we have contributed more than £60 million to communities across the UK.

Our focus is on building positive relationships at a local level and gathering good news about the initiatives that communities are delivering with our help.

Through positive engagement with stakeholders, communities and local suppliers, we have been investing in local communities for over twenty years and will continue to develop strong relationships to help shape and inform our future plans whilst delivering a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Focus on:

SPR 2023 Community Benefit Funding

Find out more about the projects and initiatives our community benefit funding has supported this year alone in our 2023 report:

SPR Powering Communities

We're also focused on creating an environmental legacy for communities and building the next generation of renewable powerand community benefits. Find insights on both in our newly published report:

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