Enid, Okla. (April 14, 2014) – The 235 MW Chisholm View Wind Project in Garfield and Grant counties in Oklahoma, owned by Enel Green Power North America, Inc., and developed by Tradewind Energy, has donated $50,000 in support of Leonardo’s Children’s Museum’s capital campaign. The campaign was launched to raise $6 million for renovations and $2 million dedicated to the endowment fund to support the museum’s long-term needs.
Leonardo’s, a hands-on art and science museum in Enid, Okla., has plans in the works for a new, interactive energy exhibit which will feature wind energy among its components.
“On behalf of Chisholm View Wind Project, we are excited to continue to work with the local community through the donation to Leonardo’s. We look forward to seeing the donation contribute to the planned improvements at the museum and ultimately the large population of children who visit Leonardo’s annually,” said Nick Lincon, director of business development with Enel Green Power North America.
“We are proud to partner with a museum inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians because, as partners with the Enid community, we hope to encourage students and provide them with vast opportunities when they grow up,” said Joe Arb, development manager with Tradewind Energy. “Leonardo’s provides a fun, hands-on learning environment for children in the region and we are proud to support their long-term goals. My own children have visited several times and really love the experience.”
Enel Green Power North America, TradeWind and Leonardo’s recognize the importance of a solid STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. However, to ensure that students of today become the innovators of tomorrow, the three organizations strongly encourage a shift in focus from STEM to STEAM, adding arts to the equation. At Leonardo’s, children experience each of these subjects as part of their exploration and discovery
“We are grateful to Enel Green Power North America and Tradewind Energy for their generous gift to our capital campaign,” said Julie Baird, the museum’s executive director. “More than a million children have visited Leonardo’s since we first opened our doors. Gifts like this one will ensure our ability to update our exhibits and provide an enriching environment for children to explore and discover for generations to come.”
ABOUT ENEL GREEN POWER
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), part of Enel Green Power, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 21 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. EGP-NA owns and operates over 90 plants with an installed capacity of almost 1.7 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal, and solar energy. For more information visit: http://www.enelgreenpower.com/en-GB/
ABOUT TRADEWIND ENERGY
Tradewind Energy, Inc. is one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. Founded in 2003, the company has earned a reputation for its innovation in the market, its highly skilled and passionate team, and for its respect for the people and communities where it develops projects. Tradewind was honored with the Kansas Governor’s Energy Achievement Award and was bestowed the national Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award by the American Wind Energy Association. The company’s founders were named 2013 finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Tradewind takes great pride in its demonstrated ability to deliver low-cost wind and solar energy to diverse markets while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to long-term project quality. To date, Tradewind has completed more than 1 GW of installed wind capacity, representing $1.7 billion of capital invested, and is rapidly expanding its solar development portfolio. The company is actively developing about 3,000 MW of wind and solar energy projects in multiple states across the U.S. For more information, visit www.tradewindenergy.com.
Laurie Roberts, Parris Communications