Community Involvement

Support for communities where we do business is woven into the fabric of Tenaska’s culture. The company cultivates long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with local leaders and residents built on respect, value and trust. Those bonds are formed during the planning and development process for its power projects and continue throughout the life of the generating facilities. Tenaska depends on these good working relationships and open dialogue with local leaders to help maximize the benefits to the community while ensuring that its plants remain a competitive business and stable employer.

Tenaska has a long-standing record of support for broad-based community programs, from local Scout troops to food pantries and the United Way. Education is a priority, and Tenaska has provided more than $750,000 in scholarships to nearly 900 college-bound seniors to date.

Employees reflect the company’s commitment to being good neighbors in the communities where they work. Each year, Tenaska employees donate thousands of hours of their time to community projects, from serving on school boards and Chambers of Commerce to tutoring students and coaching athletes.

As part of its commitment to being a good neighbor, Tenaska provides significant economic benefits and contributes to community-building programs where it does business. Tenaska is committed to hiring locally when possible and works with contractors that help fulfill that commitment. (Learn more about the economic benefits of Tenaska’s newest generating facility here.)