The Dickinson Group—West Virginia’s Oldest Business— To Diversify Energy Portfolio to include Renewable Energy and Reforestation Partners with Kentucky-based Edelen Renewables to create green energy opportunities in The Mountain State.
January 20th, 2022
Charleston, WV.—The Dickinson Group, with more than 200 years of operation in natural resources, real estate and banking sectors in West Virginia, has announced a joint venture with Edelen Renewables to pursue renewable energy projects and other green initiatives in The Mountain State. “Since 1813, my family has worked to create new opportunities and new jobs for West Virginians,” said Dickinson Group Executive Chair Nancy Payne Bruns. “Given the challenges our economy and climate are facing, we believe that this is the right time to seize the opportunities of a greener, more sustainable future.”
In this spirit, The Dickinson Group has created a new company—Dickinson Renewables—to spearhead the family-owned business’s solar, wind and reforestation initiatives. They will do so in partnership with Kentucky-based Edelen Renewables, a firm specializing in maximizing the social and economic benefits of renewable energy to local communities. “Edelen’s ‘social impact’ approach and work in pioneering coal-to-solar made them a perfect fit for what we want to do for the economy and environment of West Virginia,” Bruns explained. Said Adam Edelen, Founder & CEO of Edelen Renewables, “Our mission is to bring the promise of renewable energy to the people and communities that powered the industrial development of this country for a century, our miners and coal communities. The Dickinson Group commitment to community is measured in centuries and we are excited to play a role in the next chapter of this impressive history.” The venture will focus on identifying sites in West Virginia for potential development as solar, wind or reforestation projects, representing the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in private capital investment and new jobs. The joint venture seeks partners in advancing these efforts.
“Whether it’s a landowner seeking to create a sustainable revenue stream for future generations or a coal company strengthening their reclamation efforts, we’re eager to work with West Virginians to create good jobs in harnessing the power of the sun and wind or reforesting our state,” concluded Bruns. “We’re proud of the investments we’ve made in West Virginia since 1813 and are excited to help build its future.”
For more information or questions:
Shawn Atkins: 681-655-5137
See the announcement video below!
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