Minneapolis, MN – (October 25, 2021) – Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed October 25-29, 2021, "Clean Power Week" in Minnesota. Mortenson, a leader in renewable energy installations, formally requested that Governor Walz recognize the vital role of clean energy in the state.
"We thank Governor Walz for the proclamation and for helping us declare the importance clean energy has on the future. Wind energy, solar and battery storage support America by creating thousands of jobs. It generates billions of dollars of investment in the domestic economy, contributing to energy security and producing energy at a lower cost," said Tim Maag, Mortenson's vice president and general manager.
Minnesota hosts 5,036 megawatts of wind, solar and energy storage, ranking 8th in the nation and producing enough electricity to power 1.6 million homes. Nearly 4,500 men and women in the state are directly employed by clean energy and landowners receive $32.9 million in annual lease payments. Minnesota's continued leadership in renewable energy is essential for advancing the benefits of this growing industry.
American Clean Power Week, previously named American Wind Week, is sponsored by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), formerly known as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Annually, the wind industry, and now all clean power sectors, celebrate by hosting various events across the country to demonstrate how clean energy benefits all Americans. For more information on American Clean Power Week, please visit https://cleanpowerforamerica.com/american-clean-power-week.