Westhills Village and Clarkson Health Care announced today they will participate in a “first of its kind” renewable energy subscription program from Black Hills Energy. The program, called “Renewable Ready,” enables subscribers the option of having up to 100 percent of their electricity needs supplied by low-cost Wyoming wind energy resources.
As a Renewable Ready subscriber, Westhills Village and Clarkson Health Care will be powered by 50% wind energy for the next 15 years, starting in late 2020.
Westhills Village has been providing quality care for seniors for 35 year in Rapid City, SD. As a continuing care community, Westhills Village offers independent living, assisted living, and nursing facilities for individuals aged 62 and over. The Organization also provides exceptional outpatient therapy and individually-tailored home health care in the region. Westhills Village is also the owner and operator of Clarkson Health Care, a nursing facility in Rapid City, SD.
“We are very excited to be part of this Renewable Ready program offered by Black Hills Energy,” said Daryl Reinicke, CEO of Westhills Village. “We highly support sustainability efforts that positively impact our residents and employees. Participation in this low-cost renewable energy resource to power at least 50% of our electrical needs allows us to advance our sustainability objectives while also supporting the expansion of affordable, renewable energy development in our region.”
Black Hills Energy will build a utility-scale wind power generating facility in 2020 to supply the energy for its Renewable Ready program. Located near Cheyenne, the Corriedale Wind Energy Project will produce 52 megawatts (MW) of energy when operational which will be shared with subscribers in South Dakota and Wyoming.
According to Black Hills Energy, Renewable Ready is now fully subscribed. The program was designed for and open to large commercial and industrial customers and governmental agencies in the company’s electric service territories in South Dakota and Wyoming who use a minimum of 300,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year. Program information is available at www.blackhillsenergy.com/renewableready.