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Good Energy’s approach to renewable energy development

Our approach to development

Good Energy prides itself on being a responsible developer and aims to ensure that all our renewable energy projects deliver local benefits, bringing investment to the local economy, and enhancing the natural environment to leave a positive legacy for years to come.

With all of our generation projects we ensure that this is put into practice through our Development Charter which sets out the following aims:

  1. To engage fully and openly with those communities closest to any proposed site and, where possible, to consider alternative suggestions for the size, layout and presentation of that site.
  2. To offer a local electricity tariff to those households closest to any onshore wind farm we develop with an installed capacity of more than 4MW. The local tariff will be at least 20% cheaper than Good Energy’s standard tariff. If the site performs well, an additional ‘windfall’ may be paid to reflect that.
  3. To ensure that Good Energy developments deliver investment in the local area either through community funds, direct investment from Good Energy or a combination of both.
  4. To explore opportunities to deliver community ownership of the sites the Company develops so that the greatest possible number of people are able to benefit from that development.
  5. Around all of the Company’s projects Good Energy will look to develop bespoke bio-diversity action plans to create, enhance and improve habitats, restoring ecosystems and allowing wildlife to thrive for years to come.

We also want our projects to provide opportunities for local business. So we aim to use local contractors and other suppliers wherever possible during the construction and operation of all our wind and solar farms.

If your company might be interested in tendering for work on one of our projects, we’d love to hear from you.