Tawnya Plain Eagle
Enel North America, which operates the Castle Rock Ridge wind farm in Pincher Creek Alta, announced this week that it will provide $20,000 between two organizations in the area to support COVID-19 preparedness and response.
The company’s commitment to its host community includes a $10,000 contribution to the Town of Pincher Creek Family and Community Support Services and a $10,000 contribution to the Piikani Nation Emergency Package for local businesses and food security services.
The support is a part of a $1.3 million community-based relief effort the company is initiating with over 75 local agencies across the US and Canada in response to the pandemic.
“COVID-19 has caused unprecedented economic challenges for critical service organizations in many communities and we hope our support can provide some sense of relief." said Enrico Viale, Head of Enel North America
Enel North America is committed to a multi-phase, community-based response to address both immediate health and social services needs, plus long-term socioeconomic impacts from this crisis.
"From rural hospitals to first responders, local schools and foodbanks, these organizations and their workers are on the frontlines and we thank essential workers everywhere for their extraordinary and unwavering response to this crisis.” Viale adds
In addition to supporting these local organizations, as an essential power generator, Enel North America has implemented enhanced safety measures and restructured its workforce plan to maintain physical distancing and teams separation across its portfolio of more than 80 renewable energy power plants.
This restructuring will help to ensure a continued, reliable electricity supply to homes, businesses and critical services in the communities where it operates.
In Alberta, Enel operates the 76.2 MW Castle Rock Ridge wind farm through its renewables arm Enel Green Power and is currently constructing the 29.4 MW Castle Rock Ridge II wind farm and 105 MW Riverview wind farm.