It is our policy to ensure that each wind farm development brings tangible benefits to the local community. RES voluntarily offers community benefits based on £5,000 per megawatt installed. At Jack's Lane, this equates to £75,000 per year for the operational lifetime of the wind farm.
Community Benefit Fund
The Community Benefit Fund offers £30,000 per year, index linked, based on an indicative installed capacity of 15MW.
The Fund is administered by Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF), and a Fund Panel of local people has been established to make decisions about where the money is spent in line with agreed criteria.
For Fund enquiries please contact Jo Maddocks, NCF Grants Officer, on 01603 623958 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS)
The Local Electricity Discount Scheme (LEDS) has been developed by RES as a new form of benefit for communities hosting its wind farms. The scheme is open to all residential, business and community buildings (including schools, places of worship and village halls) within the eligible area that have an electricity meter.
LEDS at Jack's Lane Wind Farm is offering people living and working within 2,400 metres of each of the six wind turbines an annual discount of £100 off their electricity bill once the wind farm is fully operational. Eligible properties have been contacted directly by RES with information on how to apply. RES made the first LEDS payment at Jack's Lane Wind Farm in April 2015.
If you have any questions regarding community benefits at Jack's Lane Wind Farm, please contact email@example.com