IET is currently working on two renewables projects which we hope will bring an income stream to the community.
Almost completed is the recommissioning of Dunlossit Estate’s 20kW hydro scheme at Loch Allan; this has been carried out in association with Dunlossit Estate and will be operated by them, with an agreed payment to IET over the next few years which will help with our running costs so that we can continue to develop income-generating projects..
The second is a 330kW community wind project, which has just been granted planning permission. We have some issues to address regarding the grid connection, but hope to have completed installation by late 2014. When completed, the wind project will generate up to £80k per annum for community benefit. We have recently carried out a wide-ranging community consultation into how this money can best be spent, and the full study will be published here shortly.