Completed project serves local energy needs with American-made wind turbines and transformers made in Missouri
King City – Hundreds of local community members attended a celebration in their honor this evening to recognize their ongoing support for the Lost Creek Wind Project, located in DeKalb County, Missouri, just outside of King City. The celebration, hosted by Lost Creek developer Wind Capital Group, featured local food, games, and music from local rock and roll band Exit 47.
"This celebration is in honor of the community here in King City and DeKalb County. Their support for this project has been overwhelming, and I can't thank them enough for the commitment they have shown to Lost Creek from beginning to end," said Tom Carnahan, President and CEO of Wind Capital Group. "We've become a part of this community, and with the completion of Lost Creek, we look forward to being that for many years to come." Carnahan also noted that the community relations developed in DeKalb County will serve as a model for future Wind Capital Group projects.
As a means to further strengthen its fundamental commitment to the economic prosperity and overall quality of life in the communities in which it operates, wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced at the event the establishment of a scholarship fund that will benefit area high school seniors.
The Wind Capital Group Positive Energy Scholarship will be presented annually to two high school seniors from DeKalb County who have shown exceptional academic performance, improved the lives around them in their community, have gone above and beyond expected practices, and display outstanding promise in pursuing a technical, associate, or bachelor's degree.
"This scholarship fund highlights our commitment to the communities we serve and will stand as another cornerstone in the strong foundation we're building here in the community," said Adhar Johnson, Manager Community Relations for Wind Capital Group. "It is something that will make a difference in the future for many of the young people in the area for many years to come."
Wind Capital Group will provide a base amount of $4,000 to the scholarship fund each year. Additionally, Wind Capital Group will match any contributions to the fund made by local individuals and businesses, up to $2,000 per year, for an annual commitment of up to $6,000 from Wind Capital Group to local students. The total amount of the fund will be split evenly between two scholarship recipients each year.
For more information about the Wind Capital Group Positive Energy Scholarship Fund, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 685-3000.
Lost Creek will provide 150 MW of clean energy to residences and businesses in northwest Missouri through the transmission lines of Northwest Electric Cooperative. One hundred American-made General Electric wind turbines are providing the power from Lost Creek; the electric transformers that sit at the base of each turbine were constructed by ABB in its Jefferson City, Missouri, facility.
The project is believed to be the largest private investment in the state in 2009 and is the first project Wind Capital Group has not only developed, but will also own and operate.
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