The Fishermen Three

Wind
Community Energy Scotland Trading Ltd owns a third stake in a 3-turbine, 7.5MW windfarm in the Scottish Borders. The site at Hoprigshiels is known as The Fishermen Three, named to reflect the fishing heritage of the nearby villages of Cockburnspath and Cove.

Project Information

Collaborative Wind Power 

The Hoprigshiels site was developed jointly with Berwickshire Housing Association, a Registered Social Landlord, in 2017 providing homes for over a fifth of households in Berwickshire. This project also provides an annual community benefit payment of £37,500 (plus inflation) to the communities closest to the wind farm site, to be spent on whatever they identify as their priorities.

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.  Community Energy Scotland’s £10 million share of the revenue will enable us to support communities across the country to develop and benefit from renewable energy projects and play a crucial part in building a greener energy system.  

The development and construction of the site was project-managed by Community Energy Scotland staff, and the site has been connected to the grid under an innovative Active Network Management scheme, allowing us to start generating before local transmission upgrades have been completed.  

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The Fishermen Three

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Community Energy Scotland Trading Ltd owns a third stake in a 3-turbine, 7.5MW windfarm in the Scottish Borders. The site at Hoprigshiels is known as The Fishermen Three, named to reflect the fishing heritage of the nearby villages of Cockburnspath and Cove.

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