Community Consultation opens for Galway Wind Park Community Fund

Galway Wind Park’s joint partners, SSE and Coillte, are undertaking a community consultation on the proposed structure of the Galway Wind Park Community Fund. The event, which is open to all community members living near Galway Wind Park, is taking place on Thursday 6 July from 4pm to 8pm at The Boat Inn, Main Street, Oughterard.

The 169MW Galway Wind Park is due to enter commercial operation later this year and will be Ireland’s largest wind farm, generating enough green energy to power around 90,000 homes, equivalent to almost 80% of all homes in Co. Galway. Galway Wind Park’s Community Fund will be Ireland’s largest wind farm community fund. The first round of grants will be awarded in early 2018.

As part of the commitment to Galway Wind Park being a best-in-class project, partners SSE and Coillte want to design a new Community Fund that recognises the support, cooperation and needs of local people.

Galway Wind Park is inviting local community members to attend next week's Community Consultation Event to review the proposed structure of the Galway Wind Park Community Fund and to provide feedback and ideas for incorporation into the final Community Fund design.

Members of the SSE and Coillte Community Fund team will be in attendance to guide members of the community through the proposals, answer questions and gather feedback. Details of the proposals will also be available to view online following the Consultation Event at ireland.sse.com/galwaywindpark and the feedback can be emailed to: gwp.communityfund@sse.com.