By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, National Grid Renewables announced its pledge to donate an estimated $720,000 to the Kansas, Illinois School District through its 200 megawatt (MW) Prairie Wolf Solar Project (Prairie Wolf or the project) located in Coles County, Illinois. Prairie Wolf will support The Prairie Wolf Education Fund via annual donations of approximately $36,000 over a twenty-year period.
“This donation allows Kansas Schools the opportunity to add materials and supplies to our curriculum that would otherwise be impossible,” commented Cindy Spencer, Superintendent for Kansas School District. We are grateful to National Grid Renewables and their generous donation to our district. “
National Grid Renewables creates charitable funds to support each of its large-scale, owned and operated renewable energy projects. These funds are used to support, help, and contribute to community and charitable activities within the project communities. The charitable funds’ gifts go beyond the tax revenue generated by National Grid Renewables projects.
The Prairie Wolf Education Fund will receive its initial donation from Prairie Wolf one year after the project has been made commercially. Prairie Wolf, which is currently under construction, is anticipated to begin operation by the end of 2021, informing an estimated first annual donation in 2022.
“We believe in being good stewards of the communities that we serve. Through the projects currently in construction or in operation, National Grid Renewables pledged more than $3.7million to charitable giving over the next 20 years,” stated David Reamer , Head, US Onshore Renewables. “As a committed member of the host communities for our projects, we are proud that these funds will support our national neighbors.”
Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, Prairie Wolf is estimated to offset carbon dioxide emissions by 285,000 metric tons annually during operation. Prairie Wolf will benefit the local and state economies by creating new tax revenue, increasing local spending, and creating jobs.
About National Grid Renewables
National Grid Renewables, part of the competitive, unregulated National Grid Ventures division of National Grid (NYSE: NGG), develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind and battery storage. National Grid Renewables is a community-oriented business that develops projects for utilities and corporations. It is a farmer-friendly company and works with farmers to revitalize local economies and invest in clean, sustainable energy.
National Grid Renewables has a robust development pipeline of wind, solar and battery storage projects in various stages of development throughout the United States, as well as geographically diverse operational assets across the country. This supports National Grid’s vision to be at the center of a clean and fair energy future that is affordable for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit http://www.nationalgridrenewables.com or follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Contact: Lindsay T. Smith
Director, Marketing & Communications
National Grid Renewables
Media Relations: 612.429. 7050
SOURCE National Grid Renewables
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