Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage Community Benefit Fund
The community benefit fund associated with the Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage was established to provide funding to community-oriented projects in the area surrounding the Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage, which is located in Mineral County, West Virginia, just west of Keyser. This area includes Keyser, Elk Garden, and New Creek.

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Funding Commitments
Pinnacle Wind, LLC committed to fund this community benefit fund beginning when the project reached commercial operation status. Since it is typical for projects of this type to change ownership between the development phase and the subsequent construction and operations phases, this commitment is transferable to and binding upon any future owners of Pinnacle Wind Force, LLC.

Pinnacle Wind, LLC has agreed to the following contributions to the Community Benefit Fund:
  • $50,000 payable when the project begins commercial operation (year 1)
  • $10,000 (additional) earmarked for historic preservation
  • $20,000 per year for the life of the project (beginning with year 2)
The 55 megawatt, 23-turbine Pinnacle Wind Farm is located on Green Mountain near Keyser, West Virginia. The foundation, through its Community Benefit Fund, has awarded more than $170,000 in grants to local community organizations since the wind farm was completed in January 2012.

Local Control
An important component of the Community Benefit Fund concept is local control. All grant/funding recommendations are made by a volunteer-based Allocation Committee, which is made up of local citizens and community leaders. Its job is to review grant applications and pick projects to recommend for funding. We believe that this local control will assure that the Community Benefit Fund dollars are spent in the most appropriate way.

Allocation Committee – Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage
The Pinnacle Community Benefit Fund Allocation Committee is made up of the following members:

Cindy Pyles Cindy Pyles - Chair

Robert “Logan” DelSignore Robert “Logan” DelSignore - Vice-Chair

Bill BoggsBill Boggs

Miranda Kessel Miranda Kessel

Terry Stephens Terry Stephens

Walter Ward, Jr Walter Ward, Jr.

Cliff P. Wendricks Cliff P. Wendricks

Carol Wilson Carol Wilson