Berwickshire’s innovative and award-winning wind farm, The Fishermen Three, has exceeded all expectations in its first year of operation. The Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) wind farm at Hoprigshiels, near Cockburnspath, has generated 24,052MWh during the past year and the project has also provided an initial community benefit payment of £37,500 which will go to the communities closest to the wind farm site, to be spent on whatever they identify as their priorities. The three-turbine scheme was the first wind farm in the UK to be developed by a housing association as a means of funding new homes for social rental and is a joint venture between BHA and Community Energy Scotland (CES). By supplying energy to the National Grid, the wind farm will create revenue for BHA of around £20 million over the next 25 years – enough to allow them to build 500 new homes over that period.
Berwickshire News 25th May 2018 read more »