We believe that living in the locality of a Coillte Wind Farm should be a positive experience not only from a sustainable energy perspective but also from a local development perspective.
We have therefore developed a bespoke wind farm Community Benefit Scheme for communities close to our wind farms that run for the lifetime of the wind farm. The design of the scheme is unique to each project and this design is driven by the community that administer and avail of it.
It can include:
Current schemes are in operation for:
Raheenleagh Wind Farm (https://raheenleaghwindfarm.ie/community-benefit/)
Sliabh Bawn Power (http://www.sliabhbawnwindfarm.ie/community-benefit/)
Castlepook Wind farm (http://www.castlepookwindfarm.ie/?page_id=101)
We run three high potential businesses on our land - Forestry, Land Solutions and MEDITE SMARTPLY, which delivered earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of €98.3 million in 2016.