Rothes II Wind Farm
The Rothes II wind farm received planning consent in January 2010, and was operational in the second quarter of 2013. The wind farm consists of 18 turbines and has an installed capacity of 41 MW, and on an annual average basis produces enough electricity to power 22,000 homes.
The Rothes II Wind farm is located 20 km south west of Elgin on the west coast of Scotland. The Rothes II Wind Farm has established a community benefit fund as part of its ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farm.
Investing in the local community
Rothes II Wind Farm has established a community benefit fund as part of its ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farm. The purpose of the fund is to enable communities to carry out improvements to their local area in ways which benefit the local environment, local amenities or tourism.
Whilst Rothes II's owner builds and operates wind farms, it also focuses on reducing the impact on local communities and the area's ecology. Each year the wind farm allocates an amount of money to the community council, which administers its disbursement to the community.
Consideration will be given to all types of project which benefit the local community and permission to proceed will be granted for ideas which successfully fulfil the aims of the scheme. Applications will be dealt with on receipt of the application form that is available from the local Community Council.