Portland Wind Farm support for United Way Glenelg

The construction team behind the Portland Wind Energy Project Stage 4 has come together to support community organisation United Way Glenelg.

A company donation of $2,000 from lead contractor Senvion Australia kicked off a week-long campaign to raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation that has been operating in the region since 1997.

Thanks to the generous contributions from wind farm workers, a total of over $2,746 was raised. This money will be used to support the work of United Way Glenelg which aims to: help young people achieve their potential through education; strengthen the capacity of the community to gain independence; and improve people’s health.

Bryan Matthews, HSEC Coordinator for the project is pleased to be involved with this initiative:

United Way Glenelg is making a real difference to people in the Portland community. The whole team got behind the fund-raising effort because we can see how United Way Glenelg provides practical help to people in need.

Chris Judd, CEO of Senvion Australia said:

We feel very privileged to be able to support the work of an organisation like United Way Glenelg that is so focused on improving the lives of the local community.

Nicole Angelino, Executive Officer of United Way Glenelg welcomed the involvement of the Portland Wind Farm crew.

Our ability to make a difference depends on the generosity of local businesses. We are thrilled to be working with Senvion Australia for the common good of people living in the Glenelg Shire.

Senvion Australia is supplying and installing 23 turbines for Pacific Hydro, the wind farm owners.

As part of its commitment to communities, Pacific Hydro runs the Portland Sustainable Communities Fund, which operates for the life of the Portland Wind Energy Project. This sees a proportion of the revenue generated by the project returned to the local community each year. To date, more than 150 community groups have benefited from the Fund, to the value of over $643 000.

Portland Wind Farm support for United Way Glenelg (PDF, 21kByte)