Point & Sandwick Trust - Power Purchase Agreements

Power purchase partnership optimises windfarm profits to support local community initiative

Point and Sandwick Trust is a charitable organisation that promotes and funds community projects on the Isle of Lewis and the wider Western Isles. The Trust operates the UK’s biggest community windfarm, Beinn Ghrideag, the profits of which are invested directly into the community for the express benefit of local people. When the windfarm was in the planning stages, the Trust needed to find an energy company to purchase all of the renewable electricity produced by its three turbines.

The Trust chose a power purchase agreement (PPA) with ENGIE, partly because of the company’s strong reputation as a reliable partner in the power purchasing arena, but also because of its commitment to supporting the Trust’s mission of promoting the social, educational, cultural and environmental wellbeing of the community.

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