Our Approach to Working with Communities

We believe that a better, cleaner and more sustainable world is possible to achieve and that by working together, we can harness Ireland’s natural resources to produce clean energy that can deliver for the present, while safeguarding our future.

At Statkraft, we aim to develop and maintain strong relationships in the communities where we work. Engagement begins at the early stages of the development process and runs right through the project life cycle, as we believe successfully delivering these projects requires a partnership based on trust and compromise. During the consultation process, our objective is not to seek support for the proposal but to provide information to allow you to develop your own considered opinion, based on accurate information, on what this proposal has to offer. As this process develops, we will continue to work with you to ensure that this wind farm delivers effective climate action while also delivering for the local area.

We aim to visit all residents within a 1.6km radius of a project that we are developing so that local people can meet the project's dedicated Community Liaison Officer, discuss the project and provide feedback which is used to inform the project design. 

An integral part of our work with communities is the promotion of Community Benefit Funds associated with projects. These funds, allocated under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), have the potential to support the already brilliant work that individuals and groups are doing in their local areas to reinvigorate communities for decades to come. 

The Community Benefit Fund for the Gortloughra project would be circa €3.5 million over a 15 year period. 

Our Community Liaison Team are always available to meet local residents and/or community groups to discuss any aspect of the project. You can reach out to the dedicated Community Liaison Officer using the contact information available on our Contact Us page. We also encourage providing your feedback through our Project Feedback Form. 



A copy of the information booklet for the project can be opened and downloaded by clicking the image below.

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  • Young girl at a wind farm
  • 3 Statkraft engineers smiling
  • 4 Statkraft engineers at the base of a turbine
  • Community Liaison Officers in the community