Honda to build wind installation at factory in Ohio
Jun 19, 2013 - Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Co (TYO:7267) plans to install a wind power system at its transmission factory in Ohio, the US, that is expected to generate 10% of the plant's energy consumption.
The wind installation, which is due to start operations by the end of 2013, is one of the initiatives on the company's environmental agenda, set out on Tuesday. Honda said it would increase the autonomy of environmental management in its regions, North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, China and Japan, as part of the revamp of its global operations, announced last year. It would aim to further reduce its environmental footprint by speeding up regional environmental efforts in areas such as development, production and sales better suited to the environmental requirements of each country and region.
In Brazil, the automaker looks to bring online in 2014 a wind farm that is expected to produce 85,000 MWh of power annually, as much as is currently needed for the company's automobile production in the country. Honda announced in April this year that its Brazilian unit would invest BRL 100 million (USD 46m/EUR 34m) to build the 27-MW wind farm at its plant in Rio Grande do Sul.