Following construction work beginning in August at Fife's first commercial wind farm, Little Raith, the company behind the operation, Kennedy Renewables, are set to host two information sessions at the Halbeath campus of Carnegie College in Dunfermline on 19th September.

The first information session is business focused and will run from 3pm to 5pm.

The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the jobs and investment the wind farm will bring to the area, as well as more information about the renewable energy sector in Fife and Scotland as a whole, including the jobs and training opportunities already created locally.

The event will also be attended by local politicians who will be giving their view on Renewable Energy in Fife.

The second session will be focused on Community Benefit Funds, what they bring to a community and how they can be managed.

Running from 6pm to 8pm, representatives from Lumphinnans, Cowdenbeath, Auchtertool and Lochgelly community councils, who have worked with Kennedy renewables on this project, will be on hand to discuss their experiences of setting up a Development Trust to facilitate a community benefit fund.

The four community councils set up a working group to establish the Community Development Trust, which will decide how to fairly allocate the community benefit funds to projects that will enhance the local area.

The events will be held at Carnegie College, Halbeath Campus, Canmore Suite, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY.

You can register your interest in attending this session with Jennifer McAlpine on or telephone 0131 220 0159.

There will also be an opportunity at both sessions to meet the team behind Little Raith wind farm including Stephen Klein, CEO of Kennedy Renewables, and representatives from project manager Wind Prospect and principal contractor RJ McLeod and ask any questions you may have.

The nine-turbine wind farm project, at Little Raith, near Lochgelly, is an exciting addition to Fife's diverse energy industry.

The wind farm will have an installed capacity of 24.75 megawatts of green energy, enough to supply power to 14,500 homes which is the equivalent of powering all homes in Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans, Auchtertool, Kelty and Ballingry with energy for a year.

This is a significant step in reducing Fife's carbon emissions by 25% by 2013. The community fund, based on the capacity of the wind farm site, will provide £49,500 each year and £1.23 million over the lifetime of the wind farm to benefit the local community.