BENEFITS

The Seagreen benefits

Given the scale of the project, significant added economic benefit will occur throughout the project lifecycle across all parts of the local, regional and national economy, with the addition of important local contracting and permanent employment opportunities.

The Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm is committed to supporting the communities who live near our development. We are passionate about being a responsible neighbour who will work with communities to develop a local community benefit programme which will enable support for positive and transformational local projects.

 

We believe in local community decision making and that local stakeholders should develop how community benefit operates in their local area. The experienced Community Investment Team from SSE Renewables are currently consulting with the local Community Councils and key stakeholders to identify what format of community benefit funds would operate successfully in the local area. We aim to outline the format of the community benefit funds in Summer 2020.

 

If you wish further information please contact Lindsay Dougan, Community Investment Manager Lindsay.dougan@sse.com

Environmental benefits will include:

1m

homes powered

Around

A significant addition to the UK's clean energy generation capacity

1.6m

Over

tonnes co2 avoided

Helping to meet the UK's clean air targets

27km

Over

from Angus coast

Visual impact is minimal

Estimated benefits for Scotland

£1bn

Over

to the economy

Providing a significant contribution to the Scottish economy

8,540

job years

Providing significant opportunities during development and construction

320

operational roles

Number of annual jobs supported throughout operational lifetime

Estimated benefits for the UK

£2bn

Nearly

to the economy

Providing a significant contribution to the UK economy

18,770

job years

Providing significant opportunities during development and construction

410

operational roles

Number of annual jobs supported throughout operational lifetime

Figures quoted are based on the most recent socio-economic study commissioned for the project in 2018. 

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