Economic Benefits

Every Origis solar and storage project provides economic benefits for the 35 year life of the project. Origis uses third-party SMEs to discuss, vet and ensure the economic benefit figures have rigor.

Economic benefits begin in the very early stages of the project. Project typical economic benefits include:

  • Tax Revenue
  • Local Economic Benefits During Construction
  • Local Economic Benefits During Operations
  • Origis Energy Foundation & Community Benefits
Origis Energy Foundation

The Origis Foundation philanthropic program was started in 2016 to serve underprivileged and disadvantaged young talent and veterans. In 2021 alone the company granted over $160,000 in community grants in locations where our projects exist.

We work with project stakeholders to understand what is important to people locally and explore how Origis may create a long-term positive contribution to every community we work with.

Origis deploys a customized Community Benefits Package for each project based on its Community Profile and Outreach & Communication results. Targeted investments in active community goals is common in most every development. Complimentary to our Origis Foundation efforts, we seek to support active community fundraising drives, existing 501(c) organizations in which neighbors participate, emergency response support and/or training efforts, refurbishment of community centers, parks and playgrounds, and other support recipients. We refrain from publicizing community benefits until the project reaches Commercial Operation.

Origis Energy contributes $25,000 grant to Healing4Heroes, supporting wounded military personnel and veterans

Community Engagement

Since its inception in 2008, Origis has been deeply committed to ensuring community stakeholders are engaged in local projects. This engagement has several phases including pre-PPA project development, post PPA announcement and permitting phase, construction and completion phases.

Pre-PPA Project Development: Extensive community assessments are conducted by SMEs on behalf of Origis to determine any and all cultural resources, land relevant to historically disadvantaged communities, and special needs within the community.

Community Profile: Each community is different and every individual within the community is important. Origis begins its development approach with a detailed Community Research and Identification program. The goal is to surface supporting attitudes as well as misunderstanding or opposition in the community via early outreach to 1) decision makers, 2) thought leaders and 3) neighbors. In all cases we speak to them directly and as an individual, building understanding and relationships whether in opposition or support.

Post-PPA Announcement and Permitting: Origis develops and implements a comprehensive community engagement plan for each utility scale project. The goals of the plan are tailored to the specific needs of the surrounding community. This work also includes sentiment studies by third-party consultants.

Construction and Completion Phases: Origis has developed a Communications Roadmap applicable to each utility scale project. The goals and initiatives outlined and applied include:</