Community Schemes

Despite being some of the most productive machines of their kind and providing impressive returns in the early years, most Orkney’s community turbines have suffered heavy curtailment due their non-firm grid connections and the ongoing grid constraints faced by the whole county. In order to get around curtailment, Community Power Orkney are working together with bodies like Community Energy Scotland, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, and the local Council to investigate various innovative schemes to enable community  turbines to generate more power, and therefore more revenue, for Orkney’s communities.