EDF RE signs PPA for 123-MW wind farm in Texas with P&G
Wind turbines in Texas. Author: Will De Freitas. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.
US cosmetics and cleaning products maker Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), or P&G, has agreed to buy 80% of the electricity generated by EDF Renewable Energy’s (EDF RE) planned 123-MW Tyler Bluff wind farm in Texas.
The parties announced this on Monday, saying that the electricity purchased by P&G will be enough for it to power all of its North American Fabric & Homecare plants. Moreover, the maker of brands such as Tide and Dawn has pledged to cover all of its global power needs with renewables in the long term, starting with a 30% goal that should be achieved by 2020.
The wind farm in Texas’ Cooke County will be able to generate some 370,000 MWh of electricity per year. It is expected to be finalised in December 2016. The project was originated by the OwnEnergy team, EDF RE noted.
The partnership between P&G and EDF RE was celebrated with the construction of a mini-wind park in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC that is made up of thousands of spinning pinwheels.