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Clyde, currently one of Europe’s biggest single consented wind farms, started exporting electricity to the national grid in June 2011.
The Clyde wind farm was officially opened by Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond. Clyde is one of the largest single consented wind farms in Europe and represents SSE’s largest onshore wind project to date.
Wind turbines produce electricity by using the natural power of the wind to drive a generator.
Communities can access funds which we make available on a voluntary basis near each of our renewable energy developments.
For over ten years now we have established funds to enable communities to develop sustainably by funding charitable and community initiatives.
In Great Britain, since 2002 we have supported over 1,000 community projects with grants totalling over £11 million.
We set up local and regional community funds for each new onshore wind farm we build. For our local funds, panels made up of community members review applications and decide which projects to support and we work closely with the panel and applicants to ensure opportunities are maximised for the benefit of the community. We will be launching our regional funds soon.
Details of our community investment funds, and how to apply for funds in your area, can be found by following the links below. Each of our funds is also listed on the Scottish Government's Community Benefit Register.
Take a look at our guide to Community Investment Funds.