Volt Energy Utility
, an African-American owned utility-scale solar development firm, created the EJPPA after recognizing corporate emissionality goals can be leveraged into efforts that advance community impact.
Volt Energy Utility's founder Gilbert Campbell envisioned a process through which the basic tool used to finance major solar projects — the PPA — could produce a funding stream to support environmental justice causes. A percentage of revenue produced by these projects is dedicated to funding Sharing the Power Foundation. The EJPPA serves the dual purpose of assisting corporations in meeting and exceeding their clean energy milestones while fulfilling commitments to programs that promote environmental justice and equitably distribute the benefits of a clean energy economy.
In 2021, Volt Energy Utility announced the groundbreaking EJPPA with Microsoft
. With the assistance of Microsoft and other corporate partners, Sharing the Power Foundation became a reality.