EDP Renewables Celebrates Global Wind Day, Recognizes Indiana Leaders and Community Partners and Contributes $100K


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EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading developer and operator of renewable energy projects in Indiana and a prominent player in North America’s renewable energy sector, recently hosted a special event on June 15 to commemorate Global Wind Day and recognize the contributions of the Randolph County community and its partners. Global Wind Day serves as an annual worldwide celebration highlighting the significant role of wind energy in the global economy. 

EDP Renewables is a pioneer of renewable energy development and operation in Indiana and has an impressive 1,400 MW of installed capacity spread throughout the state. The company’s renewable energy projects collectively generate electricity that can light up around 372,000 Indiana homes.

The event, held at the Randolph County Fairgrounds, saw various stakeholders from the local community, including landowners, elected officials, community groups, and key partners involved in EDPR NA’s renewable energy initiatives in Randolph County coming together. Prominent attendees included Walmart, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), and prominent industry organizations such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Manufacturers Association, and Hoosiers for Renewables.

During the event, EDPR NA acknowledged and appreciated the local leaders and partners from Indiana who have played a vital role in advancing renewable energy initiatives and contributing to a cleaner future for the people of Indiana.  Notable community partnerships which played a crucial role in bringing the Headwaters Wind Farm and Riverstart Solar Park in Randolph County, Indiana, to fruition were also recognized. These projects, consisting of two phases, have been made possible through collaborative efforts with local community stakeholders. The land on which these projects operate is owned by more than 120 Indiana landowners and their families, who were all invited to be part of this special celebration.

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EDP Renewables also made a significant contribution to the Randolph County 4-H Fairgrounds by presenting a donation of $100,000 towards the Fairgrounds’ capital campaign. The donation is specifically aimed at upgrading the dining room and kitchen facilities.

EDP Renewables’ operating renewable energy portfolio includes significant projects such as the Meadow Lake Wind Farm, consisting of six phases located in White and Benton Counties. Additionally, the company has successfully completed two phases of the Headwaters Wind Farm and the Riverstart Solar Park, both situated in Randolph County.

EDP Renewables is currently in the construction phase of several projects. These include the Riverstart III Solar Park, the Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm, and the Indiana Crossroads Solar Park. Moreover, the company has also taken charge of developing and constructing the Rosewater Wind Farm and the Indiana Crossroads I Wind Farm.

Additionally, EDP Renewables has recently announced the Headwaters III Wind Farm, a significant upcoming project in Randolph County with a capacity of 200 MW. This new wind farm is expected to commence commercial operations in 2025,  solidifying EDP Renewables’ commitment to expanding renewable energy in Indiana.

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“EDP Renewables has been a great community partner for over a decade,” said David Lenkensdofer, Randolph County Councilor and former County Commissioner. “The projects they have built in Randolph County have brought significant new resources to our residents and have helped position our community for a bright future.” 

“Our community neighbors in Indiana are indispensable to us,” said Julia McPherson, Community Relations Manager at EDP Renewables North America. “On Global Wind Day, we honor their impact in creating a more sustainable, climate-positive economy for their communities and the world. This international holiday was the perfect time to show appreciation for these local changemakers.”  

 “Walmart is proud to support the Randolph County community and partners like EDP Renewables North America,” said Vishal Kapadia, SVP for Energy Transformation at Walmart. “The community rallied together to make these clean energy projects a reality because they see the positive impacts of renewable energy on their hometowns.”

 “Indiana Michigan Power is pleased to strongly support renewable energy,” said Rob Keisling, External Affairs Manager at I&M. “The Headwaters wind farm is an important component of I&M’s energy mix, providing enough power to serve up to 50,000 typical homes. I&M is proud to be Winchester’s energy provider, and we appreciate Headwaters’ role in generating renewable energy.”

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