SMART ENERGY COMMUNITIES

Denmark Community Wind

 

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"Our project gives everyone [in the district] access to locally-produced renewable energy, and grows awareness of energy-related issues that flow from it."

"Local businesses were employed throughout the project, more than half the windfarm's earnings will stay in the town, and community projects will be funded from the returns [earned by DCW Inc]. Those are the things that community energy projects are all about."

"Most community energy projects don't satisfy commercial economies of scale, and ours would not have been possible without government funding. The best thing about such a model is that there are no losers: the government gets important infrastructure that would not otherwise have been built; the local electricity network is improved, diversified and becomes increasingly sustainable; and the local community gets to control its energy future. It's a perfect combination."


- Craig Chappelle, Director, Denmark Community Windfarm