Enel Green Power is dedicated to creating long-term shared value and supporting rural economic development and long-term sustainability in its host communities. The Ranchland wind project is expected to create over 320 construction jobs and 16 permanent jobs and is estimated to contribute $54 million in tax revenue and $49 million in lease payments to landowners over the project’s lifetime.
As part of its $1.3 million commitment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the US and Canada, Enel Green Power developed initiatives to support Eastland Memorial Hospital - Cisco, Eastland and Cross Plains schools, food pantries and emergency responders in Texas, through training and equipment aid.
Enel is committed to building the skilled energy workforce of the future and will sponsor STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs at local school districts and introduce the KidWind curriculum. By partnering with Texas State Technical College and the local officials in Baird, micro-credentialing opportunities for fast-growing trade careers will be available to local residents and employees of the City of Baird. Economic development programs within project communities will include job fair sponsorship and workforce training.