GM Purchases 50-MW of Wind, Largest Renewable Purchase to Date

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General Motors has purchased 50 MW of wind power, enough to meet the needs of 16 of its facilities.

The purchase agreement is through Renewable Energy Systems, operator of Cactus Flats, a wind facility in development in Concho County, Texas.

Facilities to be powered by the energy include business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

Once the agreement goes into effect in the first half of 2018, six percent of GM’s global energy use will come from renewable sources.

“GM’s commitment to renewable energy is helping transform the way electricity is produced, distributed and consumed around the world, and we’re doing it in a way that makes our company and communities stronger,” said Rob Threlkeld, GM global manager of renewable energy. “These renewable energy investments drive down greenhouse gas emissions, reduce our dependence on finite resources, and help keep our air and water clean.

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