Each year after debt servicing, profits generated from wind energy projects will be split equally between the partnering community and Yansa, ensuring long-term sustainability for the community and Yansa’s vision.
The profits are administered in a community trust and are based upon the community needs assessment conducted during the consultation process in which community members actively participate in establishing their priorities. Yansa is responsible for ensuring that resources are devoted to the priorities democratically decided by the community. Typically, trusts are devoted to strengthening quality of life, diversifying economic opportunities and advancing environmental sustainability within the community in order to avoid creating a dependence solely on wind power income acquired by selling the energy to the national grid.
Yansa’s portion of the profits will be used to finance additional projects in other communities utilizing the same model and facilitating lower borrowing rates for future projects. Current renewable energy projects will finance a broad framework for future sustainable community development.