How do wind farms benefit local communities?
Vattenfall invests more than £2.5 million annually into local communities hosting wind farm projects.
What is community investment?
Our investment in local communities comes in many forms. Community benefit packages, skills, training and education programmes, sponsorship, shared ownership and benefits in kind are most common.
Many wind farms and energy installations linked to wind farms are located in rural areas. In each case, we look to try and work with local communities to develop the best possible approach to our local investment - to make sure that it delivers something that is aligned with community needs for the future.
Community investment in numbers
11Operational wind farms
£2.5mnOur annual community investment
6Skills programmes delivered this year
500+Young people involved in skills programmes this year
Running into its sixth year, Coast Explorer is the highlight of our local engagement programme in the Kent area. Hundreds of students from the area are able to go to their local beaches and learn about their coastal environment, the impacts of climate change, and how they can help their local environment.
Unlock our Future Fund
The Unlock our Future Fund in Aberdeenshire and the City of Aberdeen, invests in projects that look to the future, clearly demonstrate a lasting impact and contribute to a climate smarter world.