Local Community Partnerships 

Investing in your community, for today and tomorrow.

Building American clean energy is not a task for any one company, project, or region. It’s a collective effort that connects communities across the U.S. with renewable energy. It’s a process built on respectful partnerships and solidified with real investment in local communities. 

For Ørsted, building a clean energy project means becoming a part of your neighborhood. We share in your schools, libraries, community centers, museums, emergency services, infrastructure, businesses, and natural ecosystems. We invest in your community for the long-term, boosting your economy, supporting education, and conserving the local environment.  

A good neighbor and long-term partner 

When Ørsted builds land-based windsolar farms, and battery storage facilities, we make a long-term commitment to the communities that stand nearby. We invest locally, building partnerships and contributing to schools, charities, libraries, and emergency services throughout the lifetime of our projects. We aim to be good neighbors, working closely with landowners, listening to community members, and preserving the environment around our projects and your home. 
Blue pictogram of a book, representing Ørsted's donations to a local high school near the Muscle Shoals solar farm.

Funding for high school students

In connection with our Muscle Shoals solar farm, Ørsted donated $15,000 to Cherokee High School. Another $20,000 was also donated to the Christmas Blessings project, which helps underserved children attend Cherokee High School. 
Blue pictogram of a house, representing Ørsted's donation to a local Kansas community to improve public roads.

Improving public roads for residents 

Blue pictogram of a bus, representing Ørsted's donation to build sheltered bus stops in a local Texas community.

Building weather-resistant bus stops

Not far from our Helena Wind Energy Center sits Bee County, where ~50% of students are bused into school from other towns. To keep students comfortable en route, Ørsted donated $30,300 to Bee County to build a sheltered bus stop
A father and daughter walking by a municipal building in a local community benefiting from Ørsted's onshore projects.

Conserving biodiversity for local communities 

Every community deserves to be surrounded by clean air, well-managed land, and healthy natural ecosystems. Ørsted’s unique biodiversity projects are playing a key role in preserving and even enhancing ecosystems, including blackland prairies, coastal prairies, wetlands, and more. 
Read about our biodiversity initiatives

Boosting local business and educational programs 

Offshore wind may be a nascent industry, but the U.S. is already learning how much it can contribute to local schools, businesses, and communities. All along the East Coast, Ørsted is partnering with local communities to boost minority-owned, woman-owned, and small businesses, bringing them into the offshore wind supply chain. We’re funding afterschool programs, museums, aquariums, and more, giving the next generation a good education in STEM subjects, clean energy, and offshore wind. 
Blue pictogram of an offshore wind turbine, representing Ørsted's support of the WindWindRI program for students.

Building turbines with RI students

Ørsted actively supports WindWinRI, a four-year certification program in offshore wind aimed at Rhode Island students. Every year, local high schoolers take STEM courses, join a statewide wind turbine competition, and tour Ørsted’s Block Island Wind Farm.
Blue pictogram of a man with a wrench, representing Ørsted's work with minority-owned businesses in Maryland.

Backing minority-owned business in MD 

Blue pictogram of a pencil, representing Ørsted's support for Project Oceanology, a STEM program for children in CT.

Educational programming for CT children

Through our joint venture with Eversource, Revolution Wind, Ørsted has awarded a $950,000 grant to Project Oceanology. This Connecticut program delivers climate and sustainability-focused education to students grades K-12, reaching students in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. 
Two women on the porch of a university building, showing the kind of local community where Ørsted builds partnerships.

Working closely with local institutions

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Two male trainees working on wind turbines as part of an offshore wind workforce development program supported by Ørsted.

Workforce development 

We’re building a new American workforce, creating jobs, offering training, and providing student scholarships that lead to high-quality careers in clean energy. 
A welder wearing safety gear in a manufacturing workshop that forms part of Ørsted's domestic clean energy supply chain.

Supply chain 

We’re actively building a domestic supply chain, expanding manufacturing and investing in clean energy technologies. 
Two burrowing owls in Arizona whose habitat is being conserved through Ørsted's biodiversity initiatives.


We’re committed to creating a clean energy industry that protects natural ecosystems and champions biodiversity.