In October 2013 the application for the Kenly Wind farm was approved. Once it is built, it will consist of 6 x2 megawatt wind turbines on the University Farm at Kenly, saving 19,000 Tonnes of carbon per year.
Some of the impacts of this project include:
- Direct and indirect investment in Fife -GDP benefit of £7.1M for Fife and £0.6M to the East Neuk.
- Job creation during construction and maintenance
- Community benefit fund- £1M for the local community
- Helps achieve Scotland’s objective of having 100% of renewable electricity by 2020
- Means University complies with its duty under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009
- Secures energy pricing into the future
- University will be self sufficient for electrical energy
If you would like more information on the progress of the Kenly Wind farm project so far, you could visit this webpage.