Developers who want to install a new wind farm in Cornwall are offering residents living close to the proposed site an incentive to back the scheme in the shape of the chance to save at least 20 per cent on their electricity bills.
Good Energy, which is hoping to develop the site at North Petherwin on the county’s north coast, says that, if the plan goes ahead, it will offer all households within five kilometres (three miles) of the site – known as The Big Field - the chance to switch to the cheaper tariff for either electricity or dual-fuel.
The firm claims the savings could amount to £250 a year for a typical household buying both its gas and electricity from it.
“The local community will play a big role by hosting The Big Field wind farm and should be recognised for this,” said Good Energy founder and CEO, Juliet Davenport.
The Truro-based Cornish Guardian newspaper also reported that Good Energy was hoping to introduce a special tariff available to all Cornish residents.
“We think Cornish renewable energy generation should directly benefit Cornish people,” she said.