EOI to join the Lenalea Community Benefit fund Committee

Lenalea is a 7 turbine 30.5 MW consented windfarm located outside Stranorlar, County Donegal. In 2020 Lenalea received the green light for development after it won a contract for low carbon power in Ireland’s first competitive Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) auction for onshore wind. It is estimated the fund is will be approximately €150,000 per annum but is dependent on the wind farm performance.

As part of RESS there is the requirement to establish a Fund Committee which will be the decision-making body of the Fund. The committee will be made up of voluntary community representatives and will have the ultimate responsibility for the fund strategy delivery.

The Fund Committee will consist of a number of volunteer community representatives, the project Developer and the Administrator. While Fund Committee sizes may vary, it is envisaged that a Fund Committee would not be smaller than 5 persons, including the Developer and Administrator, nor bigger than 14. All involved must work together to ensure the best outcomes for the community.