CES windfarm highly commended

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The Fishermen Three windfarm that CES jointly built with Berwickshire Housing Association has been praised by judges at the British Renewable Energy Awards in London.

The 7.5MW facility at Hoprigshiels in the Borders was 'highly commended' on June 15th in the category for community groups. Judges from the UK-wide Renewable Energy Association recognised the two partners' success in developing the project to achieve social benefits. The windfarm should inject £30m into affordable housing and the non-profit sector as well as supporting activities chosen by the community itself.

CES Chief Executive, Nicholas Gubbins, is pleased that the distinctive scheme is attracting national attention. "We look forward to many years of sustainable and reliable income to support the core aims of our charities. The Fisherman Three will hopefully inspire other community groups and housing associations to develop renewable energy projects."

The winner in the community category was Cyd Ynni - Ynni Lleol, a North Wales scheme that offer residents in the area around a hydro plant cheaper energy when rainfall leads to high output.

The awards as a whole aim to highlight success stories across the renewable sector in the past year. Read all the winners on the REA website.

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