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 £50 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.