On-site wind powering US giant meat producer

Superior Farms, the largest lamb producer in the US, has unveiled its first on-site large-scale wind turbine at the company’s Dixon processing facility.

Scheduled to commence next month, it is expected to offset about 50 per cent of the company’s total energy use at that location.
Superior Farms wind turbine
The new wind turbine provides roughly 1 MW of power with a tower 55 meters high and a blade diameter of 61.4 meters.

The unit is projected to produce 2,200,000 kilowatt hours annually. Over the 20-year term of the Power Purchase Agreement the project will contribute to energy expense savings as well as provide price certainty for the electricity produced.

“We are one of the first companies to install a turbine like this – and certainly the first lamb company in the United States,” said Ed Jenks, CEO for Superior Farms. “We are committed at every facet of our business to sustainability. The entire company is proud that we are making this statement of environmental stewardship.”

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