The Goodwell wind farm located in Goodwell, OK and operated by Enel Green Power (EGP), recently invested $15,000 to support educational initiatives for the Guymon Public School District, and the Goodwell Public School District. The funding for programs will enhance the learning experience of students, and assist teachers with instruction in the classroom.
Goodwell Public Schools funding will purchase 30 Lenovo 4G N23 Chromebooks, and a charging cart that will serve as a mobile computer lab for junior high school students.
“Due to our growing school population we’ve had to be creative in finding additional space and were forced to transform our dedicated computer labs into classroom space,” said Goodwell Schools Principal Jason Schreiner. “As a result of this generous funding by Enel Green Power this mobile lab will serve 80-students and supply them with wonderful opportunities to research STEM related curriculum, further develop math and reading skills, and provide remediation opportunities for students who may be struggling. Enel Green Power is helping our kids and providing them with greater opportunities.”
Guymon Public Schools funding is dedicated to the districts ongoing Stuff the Bus campaign and will purchase needed school supplies for students and teachers.
“School supplies are essential for students and teachers to perform basic classroom tasks,” said Guymon Superintendent Doug Melton. “Since August of 2017 this program has met the needs of more than 80-students from kindergarten through high school by providing backpacks filled with school supplies. Stuff the Bus has also helped more than 90-teachers who have reached out for classroom supplies. We appreciate this partnership between Guymon Schools and Enel Green Power; this is a great service to students who are in need.”
“Investing in our community is part of our corporate DNA at Enel Green Power,” said Randy Coble, Goodwell wind farm assistant site supervisor. “We live here, our children go to school here, and it’s important for us to make sure that we are supporting the educational needs in the Oklahoma Panhandle. We look forward to our continued partnership with schools in this area.”
The community investment by the Goodwell wind farm supports key aspects of the company’s creating shared value (CSV) approach, aligning EGP business priorities with key stakeholder priorities, incorporating social, economic development, and environmental needs of the community.
The Goodwell Wind Farm started operations in 2015 and has a total of 100 wind turbines on the site. Goodwell represents an overall investment of around $310 million dollars; and is the largest property taxpayer in Texas County.