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Social performance

Please note that this information is no longer updated and is for reference purposes only.

The provision of significant local community benefits is central to OCE’s vision. They will recycle 100% of surplus profits into local communities in the Swale and Medway districts through a community fund.

Key Social Performance Indicators (KSPIs)

KSPIs are a measure of how the business is performing on delivering its main social or environmental purpose. Read more

KSPI 1 - Community fund

It is estimated that the Orchard Farm Solar Array will provide at least £10,000 per annum in its first five years of operation for distribution to community projects in Swale and Medway. This amount will increase substantially in the later stages of the project. The project is expectived to deliver a community fund of up to £3 million over 25 years. The amount donated will be subject to a members’ vote at Orchard Community Energy’s AGM.

Criteria for eligible projects supported through the community fund may include wildlife conservation, climate change mitigation, fuel poverty and carbon reduction projects.

KSPI 2 - Energy generation

The Orchard Farm Solar Array is a 5 MW ground mounted solar array. It is expected to generate around 5,020 MWh of renewable electricity each year, enough to power around 1,250 homes.

Common environmental performance indicators (CEPIs)

CEPIs are environmental performance indicators that are common to all businesses, no matter what their main business activity is. Read more

Carbon emissions

The project is expected to save 51,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, based on the UK governments 2016 grid carbon coefficient.

Staff travel to work

There are no staff related to the solar farm.

Waste and recycling

The project was purchased only once it was fully built and operational.

Common Social Performance Indicators (CSPIs)

CSPIs are social performance indicators that are common to all businesses, no matter what their main business activity is. Read more

Community involvement

Please see above KPSI 1.

Ethical procurement

The project was purchased only once it was fully built and operational.

Local employment

This is an operational asset with no employees.

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