Origis Energy is committed to making contributions in communities where our utility scale solar installations are located. This solar energy philanthropic program was started to serve underprivileged and disadvantaged young talent, minorities and veterans. This donation by Origis Energy is a result of the FL Solar 1 – Tallahassee Solar I and FL Solar 4 – Tallahassee Solar II projects for the City of Tallahassee, Florida located at the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH).

Partnering Utility

The City of Tallahassee Electric Utility is committed to enriching the quality of life in Tallahassee by providing clean and reliable electric service to its customers through a professional and diverse workforce that is committed to safe, responsible, cost effective and customer-focused operations. It is a vertically integrated electric utility with generation, transmission and distribution operations. As the 4th largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 22nd largest in the United States (of over 2,000), it has 295 employees dedicated to meeting the city’s electric service needs.

Entities Receiving Financial Assistance

Founded on April 13th, 1955, Southern Scholarship Foundation (SSF) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation serving higher education students. Today the Foundation owns and operates a total of twenty-seven scholarship houses, serving seven partner institutions. SSF currently houses over 450 students and has assisted more than 8,700 deserving students over the past half century.

Origis Energy has been a sponsor for the organization’s annual Trash Dash 5K since 2017. Sustainable Tallahassee is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental, economic, and social sustainability in the Tallahassee regional area through education and collaboration.

Origis Energy annually supports the ReThink Energy Florida Summer Energy Camp for children at Tallahassee Housing Authority’s public-housing facilities, thus ensuring programs are provided to under-served children. Energy Camp is led by ReThink Energy interns and volunteers with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as the curriculum.

“The City of Tallahassee takes pride in its long history of environmental stewardship on many fronts,” Tallahassee City Commissioner Nancy Miller said. “As we make strides to expand the use of solar energy, we are pleased to partner with Origis Energy to extend that stewardship, and we appreciate their commitment to making positive change in our community.”

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