Montcalm Wind grants to support local hospitals and family safety programs

TRUFANT, MI – Montcalm Wind and Apex Clean Energy are pleased to announce five Montcalm County-based organizations as the recipients of the second round of funds from the project’s community grant program. Launched earlier this year, one of the program’s goals is to support residents and organizations working to make a positive difference in their community. “Montcalm County is fortunate to have strong institutions and community groups that are working together to support their neighbors and strengthen the entire region,” said Albert Jongewaard, Senior Development Manager with Apex Clean Energy. “We are proud to support these grantees and their work on behalf of the entire Montcalm County community.” Continue reading

Montcalm Wind Community Grant Program Now Accepting Applications for Spring/Summer 2021

The Montcalm Wind Community Grant Program is now accepting applications for its Spring/Summer 2021 grant cycle. The program provided more than $10,000 in its first round of grants earlier this year to support local organizations working to build healthy communities, increase environmental sustainability, foster economic development, and promote education including the following: Montcalm Area Reading Council The Kelsey Community Wellness Center Foundation Sheridan Assembly of God Food Bank Lakeview Area Ministerial Association Montcalm County Great Start Collaborative (MCGSC) White Pine District Library Mid-Michigan Montcalm Area Big Brother Big Sisters Lakeview Lions Club Lakeview Fire Department Lakeview Elementary School Grants are typically awarded in increments ranging from $250 up to $5000 to groups or organizations working within Montcalm County - with priority given to proposals that demonstrate meaningful impacts to the greatest number of Montcalm County residents. We will be accepting applications until June 30, 2021 on our website Continue reading

Ten Local Organizations Awarded Montcalm Wind Community Grants

Montcalm Wind and Apex Clean Energy are pleased to announce ten Montcalm County-based organizations as the recipients of the first round of Montcalm Wind Community Grants. These funds are designed to support community organizations in the following areas: Building Healthy Communities, Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Promoting Education. Continue reading

Wind Energy Powers Rural Communities

For years, renewable energy projects have been good community partners by providing significant boosts to rural economies across America. In Montcalm County, Apex Clean Energy is excited to partner with the community to design Montcalm Wind. Our model for community-based clean energy will encourage economic growth in the county by supporting local farmers, creating new jobs, and investing in Montcalm County’s future. (click here for full Op-Ed from The Daily News) Continue reading

Apex Clean Energy Announces Launch of Montcalm Wind Community Grant Program

GREENVILLE, MI – Apex Clean Energy announces the launch of the Montcalm Wind Community Grant Program. The program will award funds to organizations and projects supporting residents and communities throughout Montcalm County. As a community-centered wind energy development, one of the primary goals of the Montcalm Wind project is to be a strong community partner and support residents and organizations that are working to make positive differences in the community. At a time when Montcalm County residents and businesses are struggling and community organizations are seeing an increased need for supportive services, the Community Grant Program will enable Montcalm Wind to contribute towards pressing community needs and make a meaningful impact.   Continue reading

Earth, wind and solar - Apex Energy, Ranger Power eager to bring renewable energy to Montcalm County with wind and solar farms

In the hypothetical battle to determine which renewable resource would be best suited for Montcalm County — wind or solar — there’s been little debate. It’s apparently both.  During the Oct. 28 annual investors meeting of the Montcalm Economic Alliance (MEA), representatives from Ranger Power, a utility-scale solar energy developer in Brooklyn, New York, and Apex Clean Energy, a utility-scale clean energy company in Charlottesville, Virginia, spoke on the subject of projects in development within Montcalm County.  Ranger Power is in the process of developing a large-scale 200-megawatt (MW) solar farm on 2,000 acres of privately-owned land in Day Township while Apex is working to create a 375-MW wind turbine farm on privately-owned land in Montcalm County townships.  Continue reading