Our Communities

As a dedicated member of the communities we call home, we work hard to earn the trust of our neighbors.

Our involvement goes well beyond job creation, economic investment, and providing clean, renewable energy. We strive to build lasting partnerships with civic leaders and property owners. Throughout the life of every project, we pride ourselves on being fully transparent in our communication and highly responsive to public feedback.

But most importantly, we believe being involved means giving back. We get to know our neighbors and love supporting the local causes they are passionate about. Whether through employee volunteer opportunities or corporate-level sponsorships, we are always looking for positive ways to stay actively engaged with our communities.

Estimated amount of Leeward Renewable Energy’s (LRE) annual economic contribution to our host communities through taxes, landowner payments, royalties and otherwise.

45th Annual Minden St. Jude Auction

LRE is proud to have sponsored the 45th Annual Minden St. Jude Auction, benefitting children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Since its inception, the Minden St. Jude Auction has raised over $20 million. This year’s auction raised $1,655,349, and LRE is honored to support this fantastic cause alongside the Minden community and Northwest Louisiana.

Donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows

LRE is proud to serve families in Nolan County through the Sweetwater Goodfellows annual toy distribution. 

91 Years of Goodfellows Distributing Toys Bringing Christmas Cheer

Educational Sponsorship: Corporate Counsel Externship Program

LRE is a host company for SMU Dedman Law’s corporate externship program, an innovative academic program that combines a corporate counsel class with externships in corporate legal departments.  The capstone learning experience supplements SMU Dedman Law’s rich business law curriculum with hands-on experience.

Pawnee high school heritage trip

As owner and operator of Cedar Creek Wind Energy in Grover, Colorado, LRE was presented the opportunity to help students at nearby Pawnee High School embark on the experience of a lifetime.

I would like to say thank you to the LRE for helping my school group and I go on this trip and getting to gain such an incredible new experience.


Every three years, honor students from this rural farming community are selected to participate in the American Heritage Tour. This 10-day trip is a whirlwind journey to important historical sites in Washington D.C., New York City and Boston, and for these students — many of whom had never even flown on an airplane before — it’s a life-changing experience.

It’s also rather expensive, so LRE proposed a plan to the Pawnee School Board to provide financial assistance for the seven students selected for the 2018 trip.

The Heritage Trip was an all-around amazing experience. Coming from a small town and a small farm and going to the big city was a huge difference.


Each student had their trip down payment paid and was given $250 in seed money for fundraising efforts. Once the students had raised as much as they could, LRE covered the difference, ultimately donating nearly two-thirds of the total cost.

The tour group were able to gain a greater perspective of what it means to be an American, visiting Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian, the US Holocaust Museum, Mount Vernon, 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Statue of Liberty and the Boston Freedom Trail among many others. Afterward, the energized students captured their experiences and new appreciation for history in essays to complete the sponsorship.

Standing next to the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial placed a sense of pride for my country in me and I feel more respect for the United States and the great people that helped create it.


Educational Sponsorship: MBA Capstone Project

LRE is sponsoring a team of MBA students at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School in a research project for its capstone course.  The goals of the capstone project are to provide students with real-world experience and to provide sponsors the opportunity to work with students, develop relationships with students and faculty, and benefit from benefit from research, insight, and innovations resulting from student projects.

Member: WindSTAR Cooperative Research Center

LRE is a member of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research, a consortium of industry and The University of Massachusetts Lowell and The University of Texas at Dallas, which was established to perform research to enhance the national excellence in wind energy, develop technologies of direct relevance to the wind industry, and develop a cadre of diverse undergraduate and graduate students with world-class training who will support and eventually lead in the analysis, design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance of wind energy systems.

Our People

I like being on a team that is developing ideas and technology to diversify the way we use our planet’s energy and resources.

Carol K

Involvement in new projects, new challenges, and team work.

Bent K

The energy transition represents a rare and exciting moment to reimagine something fundamental to the way we live.

Robert K

Opportunities to make an impact and see the results of your work.

Ronald G

The focus on safety and making field work safer.

C.J. H

Coming from the military, camaraderie was important and there is plenty of that here.

Chase G

LRE strives to meet the goals of renewable needs throughout the US and is continuously seeking opportunities to expand its portfolio.

Kory F

LRE has a great group of people focused on getting the job done.

Greg F

I want to work for a company that will have a positive effect on the world.

Corey D

I choose to work in renewable energy because it is a growing industry and good for the environment.

Leena C

I am interested in making our planet a better and less polluted environment for ourselves and for future generations.

Lindy B

I want my work to have a positive impact on the world.

Joseph B

I love working at LRE because everyday is a new opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.

Jason A

I enjoy working in Human Resources for a renewable energy company that is helping to sustain a better future for the next generation.

Chelsea L

To do my part in providing the next generation with environmentally friendly sustainable energy.

Sam M

I have the support from managers and leaders to develop and implement new ideas.

Brandi M

It is exciting to be a part of an emerging industry that we have already seen changing the world.

Kelly P

An environment that creates the perfect work/life balance while maintaining excellent business ethics and professional growth for employees.

Alexandria P

I joined LRE because it was committed to growing and the opportunity set for my career was large and well defined.

Massimo P

An opportunity to learn and grow professionally across legal, financial, engineering, construction, O&M, and other areas of expertise.

Paul P

LRE has a tight knit strong team culture, allowing for access to everything needed for personal and professional growth.

Kyle R

I wanted to be in a growing industry where the future holds a wide variety of opportunities and helps the environment.

Kazi R

I chose the renewable energy field because I’ve always wanted to be part of a shift from fossil fuels to clean energy.

Jonathan S

I decided the best way for me to make an impact on reducing the effects of climate change was for me to work in renewable energy.

Candace W

I chose the field of renewable energy 36 years ago due to my interest in cleaning up the environment, particularly the air quality.

Duane Y

I am passionate about the outdoors and the environment. And I love that I can tell my kids that LRE is part of the solution.

Tedd M

I am proud to work at LRE because I truly believe we make a positive impact on the climate and communities we live in.

Karla B

I’ve always been passionate about protecting the planet and everyone in it which is what makes working for LRE so rewarding.

Evelyn Z

Knowing that I am helping build projects that will contribute to the world’s need for renewable energy motivates me every day.

Joe G

What motivates me are the great people LRE has across all disciplines and aspects of projects leading growth in the renewable energy industry.

Kelly I

I am proud to work at LRE and be part of an established team with a proven track record of operational excellence.

Mark D

I’m a believer in renewable energy and am proud to work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in our communities and world.

Mark H

The work I do directly impacts the company and its ability to provide renewable clean energy to the country.

Olay M

I am motivated by working with a great team and delivering renewable energy while reducing environmental and community impacts.

Chris M