December 29, 2020
AEP Renewables and Flat Ridge III Wind Supports Local Community
AEP Renewables is helping to make the holidays a little brighter for families in Kingman County, Kansas. AEP Renewables' commitment to the local community included contributions to the Pratt Toys for Tots and Kansas Food Bank, which serve areas surrounding one of the company's wind projects.
AEP Renewables' Flat Ridge III Wind is a 128-megawatt clean energy generation facility in Kingman County. The project is currently building 62 state-of-the-art wind turbines to provide clean, safe and reliable energy beginning in early 2021.
AEP Renewables’ $1,000 donation supports Toys for Tots efforts to help the less fortunate experience the joy of the holidays while playing an active role in the development of one of the nation's most valuable resources – its children.
“We are very pleased to have the Flat Ridge III Wind Farm support us this year,” said Jason Leslie, Pratt Toys for Tots coordinator. “The timing is perfect as we recently added Kingman County to our service area.”
AEP Renewables also contributed $1,000 to the Kansas Food Bank, which works hard to fulfill the needs of hungry neighbors, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The holidays have increased the demand for food, and the Food Bank is committed to providing hunger-relief throughout their 85-county service area.
“We are very thankful to the Flat Ridge III Wind Farm for their support of the Kansas Food Bank,” said Brian Walker, Kansas Food Bank president/CEO. “This year has been a difficult year for several people in Kingman and Harper counties. This donation will make a difference in many lives.”
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