Options for education supports are also available.
People in the midlands living near a wind farm could benefit from a new support scheme launched by Bord Na Mona.
The New Neighbour scheme offers an annual contribution towards electricity bills and a once off contribution towards home energy efficiency measures for those living near the Cloncreen Wind Farm in Offaly.
The option for education support is also available.
Communications and Stakeholder Manager for Powergen Development at Bord Na Mona, Karina Dennigan says the fund will have a lifetime of around 15 years:
Over 20 projects are in line to benefit from an investment of €150,000 from Bord Na Mona.
The Cloncreen Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund will be shared across 23 local projects adjacent to the site.
Groups such as Ballykilleen Group Water Scheme, Clonbullogue Development Association, Clonbullogue National School and Edenderry Community First Responders will be among those supported by the funding.
Scheme offers electricity bill payers living within a prescribed distance of a turbine an annual contribution towards their electricity bills and a once off contribution towards home energy efficiency measures and/or education support. Over the lifetime of the Fund, it is expected that more than €1.5 m from the Cloncreen Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund will be invested in the Near Neighbour Scheme.