Andershaw Wind Farm, Scotland
Andershaw Wind Farm
Andershaw Wind Farm is located to the South of Glasgow in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Statkraft operate, maintain and asset Manage Andershaw Wind Farm on behalf of Greencoat UK Wind PLC who purchased the wind farm from Statkraft in September 2021. The project, the first wind farm Statkraft constructed in the UK, has been operational since 2017, consists of 11 turbines with an installed capacity of 36.3 MW, and can power the equivalent of approximately 25,000 homes with renewable energy.
Andershaw Wind Farm provides a community benefit fund worth £90,750 per year. The projects that receive funding focus on community improving activities such as upgrading infrastructure, securing sustainable development and implementing training, or advancing education.
Key facts - Andershaw wind farm
£91 250 p.a.Community fund
25 773Equivalent homes served
11Number of turbines
Community Benefit Fund
A community benefit fund worth £91,250 per annum has been made available from Andershaw Wind Farm since the wind farm bexome operation.
Statkraft made the annual payment during their period of ownership and Greencoat UK Wind PLC will continue to contribe to the fund during their ownership to benefit local projects.
The fund will be available throughout the lifetime of the wind farm for groups projects and initiatives within a 10km radius from the site.
Projects eligible for funding will focus on:
- Securing investment and creating employment
- Securing sustainable development and implementing training
- Preserving, protecting or enhancing the environment and heritage of Scotland
- Advancing education and relieving poverty
- Upgrading infrastructure
- Upgrading recreation and leisure facilities
The fund is administered by South Lanarkshire Council's Renewable Energy Fund.
For more information about the Renewable Energy Fund or the application process, click here to visit the South Lanarkshire website.
Community Benefit Fund Enquiries
Tel: 0330 363 6229
Renewable Energy Fund
Business and Property Development Team,
South Lanarkshire Council,
154 Montrose Crescent
Hamilton, ML3 6LB
Tel: 020 7448 8200
Media and community enquiries
Alison HoodPrincipal Community Engagement Manager