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Pattern Panhandle Wind


Benefiting the Local community

economic growth

Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility generates enough clean energy to power 115,000 Texas homes annually and is projected to add approximately $200 million to the regional economy over 25 years. Grateful for its economic growth, Pattern Energy used its increase in financial resources to establish two grant programs in 2015 to benefit the local community from which the energy is generated.

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Before you apply, here are some details regarding this grant cycle.


Supporting local causes

“Pattern Energy wanted to ensure the wind facility was supporting local causes throughout Carson County.

Pattern Energy contributed an initial $1,500,000 to establish the Panhandle Wind Education Fund Endowment and the Panhandle Wind Civic Fund Endowment. The facility will contribute an additional $150,000 annually during the first ten years of operations, creating a new funding source for worthy local causes now and in perpetuity.”

Glen Hodges, VP of Business Development for Pattern Energy

Investing in Community

Continuing Support

During the inaugural grant cycle in 2016, a total of $125,000 was granted from the Panhandle Wind Civic Fund and the Panhandle Wind Education Fund to benefit Carson County civic and education causes. “We would like to thank the Amarillo Area Foundation and the grant recipients for their dedication to Carson County” said Scott Creech, Panhandle Wind Facility Manager. “We look forward to continuing our support of local organizations that make this such a great community in which to live and work.”

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