Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today
announced it will again sponsor scholarships and school awards for the 21st
Annual Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Science Bowl.
First Wind owns and operates the two phases of the Milford Wind Corridor
projects that deliver clean, renewable power to Los Angeles and several
nearby communities, including Pasadena, Burbank, and Glendale.
Output from the two operational phases of the Milford Wind Corridor have
the capacity to provide power for about 64,000 Southern California
homes, while avoiding 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions that
would result from conventional regional generation sources in a typical
"We are very proud to continue our sponsorship of the 21st
Annual LADWP Science Bowl, which reflects our commitment to the students
in the communities that our projects serve," said Carol Grant, Senior
Vice Presiden of External Affairs of First Wind. "LA's commitment to
renewable energy helped lead to the development and construction of our
Milford Wind Corridor projects, and we hope that these scholarships will
help pave the way toward a bright future for these talented students."
The 21st Annual Science Bowl competition will be held on
Saturday, February 23 at LADWP's downtown headquarters (111 North Hope
Street). The Science Bowl demonstrates the LADWP's commitment to the
city's youth and the Los Angeles educational community. A proud LADWP
tradition, the Science Bowl tests students' reflexes, teamwork skills
and knowledge of science, math and technology in a fun, competitive
atmosphere following a television game show format.
As part of its third year as a sponsor of the Science Bowl, First Wind
is providing $7,750 in scholarships and awards to schools and students.
First Wind is sponsoring all the awards in the First Wind Hands-On
Competition, with prizes ranging from $250 for the five 1st
place winners, to $100 for the five 4th place winners. In
addition, First Wind is funding the 2nd place school award in
the amount of $1,750 and the 2nd place student scholarship at
$500 each for the five winners of that prize.
About First Wind
First Wind is an independent renewable energy company exclusively
focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and
operation of utility-scale renewable energy projects in the United
States. Based in Boston, First Wind has wind projects in the Northeast,
the West and Hawaii, with combined capacity of 980 megawatts (MW) -
enough to power almost 300,000 homes each year. For more information on
First Wind, please visit www.firstwind.com
or follow us on Twitter @FirstWind.
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