A new Community Council is being formed. Nomination forms are now available and must be submitted by the end of August.
The micro-hydro scheme has now been commissioned. Read about it this Northern Times article.
Report from Kinlochbervie Community Energy Society – 12 June 2022
The Kinlochbervie project has been extremely challenging. Built in a very remote location and affected by Covid throughout, the planned completion date of November 2021 has shifted to July 2022. The challenges have been mainly around supply issues, particularly labour supply with specialists such as electricians and joiners very hard to get at times required by the project. However, the work is now complete. The turbine house, pipework and in-take are all in place. The pipes are full of water and the turbine house is connected to the grid. We have even managed to restore the peat to its original state as per planning conditions.
However, we are waiting for meters to be installed. Normally, these can be ordered towards the end of construction and be delivered within four weeks. This has now been stretched to 10 weeks which means they will be installed in early July. Once meters are in place, we can then begin to import and export electricity and carry out the necessary G99 tests which have to take place before our electricity can be exported to the grid. We fully expect to be commissioned in July, well in time for the September Feed in Tariff deadline. The local community are planning an opening event in September and are very excited by what has been achieved. The increase in electricity prices means they will receive more benefit from the project than was originally envisaged.
The Kinlochbervie Community Company has sponsored the production of a new visitor information leaflet for the village. Several community members helped with writing the text and contributing images.
Click the link below to view the leaflet. Copies may be picked up at the garage in Kinlochbervie.
Click the link below to view the approved minutes of the last meeting – held on 25 May 2021.
The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on 26 October 2021 via ZOOM.
To contact the Community Council about any matter or to request an invitation to the next meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest Draft Community Council minutes have been uploaded. Click the tab above. The next meeting will be held via ZOOM on Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 7.00 pm. If you wish an invitation, please contact the Community Council at email@example.com
Please click the link below to view/download the draft minutes of the Kinlochbervie Community Council held on 23 February 2021.
Click the link to view the approved minutes of the Community Council meeting held on 26 January 2021.
The next ZOOM Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 7.00 pm.
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