We partner with communities to make them more resilient through long-term impact to benefit their people, resources, and economies.
Economic growth is more than a promise. It’s about making investments that lead to a powerful ripple effect and at Ørsted, we’re passionate about building long-term partnerships that make a lasting impact. We develop, build, own and operate our projects, and recognize the importance of fostering sustainable, equitable growth for generations to come.
Across the nation, we’re investing in educational and workforce development initiatives that will continue to support the expansive domestic job opportunities the emerging clean energy industry has to offer.
For example, in New Jersey, the Ocean Wind offshore wind project has established the $15-million Pro-NJ Grantor trust, which offers small, women- and minority-owned businesses support in re-tooling their businesses to participate in the offshore wind industry. The fund also provides support for infrastructure resiliency improvements in Atlantic, Ocean, and Cape May counties.
In Onshore, our partnership with the Texas Native Seeds Program, a non-profit research and development program of Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M – Kingsville enables us to research the optimal seed mix and planting process to grow native grasses under portion of our solar projects. In addition, we sponsor teachers in the school districts we work in to attend trainings on incorporating STEM activities in their classrooms.
Within these communities and around the world, Ørsted is committed to the sustainable build-out of green energy and decarbonization of our total carbon footprint. In fact, we will be the first major energy company to not only have entirely transformed from fossil fuels, but also reach net-zero emissions.