Local Procurement Policy and Economic Benefits
At Sandy Knowe, an additional Community Shared Ownership model means that 5 percent of the net profits of the wind farm will be shared back into the community every year. ERG’s Local Procurement Policy also affords local contractors a 5% price advantage when tendering for contracts on its wind farms.
We have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Scotland’s only turbine tower manufacturer, CS Wind (www.cswinduk.com), to work together on our Scottish projects, retaining as much investment within Scotland as possible.
Burcote Wind/ERG, alongside the Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce and Dumfries and Galloway College, hosted a Business Breakfast in November last year which invited interested local businesses to discuss procurement opportunities and beneficial procurement policies available on Burcote and ERG projects in Dumfries and Galloway. Following the Breakfast event, Burcote and ERG asked for local companies to complete a Company Information Request to register their interest in working on the Sandy Knowe development. Twenty local businesses from a range of industries across Dumfries & Galloway have now pre-registered and will be able to tender for contracts relating to the construction of Sandy Knowe Wind Farm.