Lincoln Energy, Smucker ink 60-MW wind PPA

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August 2 (Renewables Now) - US wind and solar developer Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) will sell electricity from a 230-MW wind farm in Nebraska to food and beverage producer The JM Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM).

The parties have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 60 MW of the Plum Creek wind farm’s output, the food company said on Wednesday. Deliveries from the plant in Wayne County will start in 2020.

JM Smucker noted that the deal supports its commitment to have a positive environmental impact and will enable it to cover around 50% of its total electricity consumption with wind power.

"This agreement is an important step forward in our organization-wide effort to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity," said Julia Sabin, vice president of government relations and corporate sustainability for the company.

Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services advised Smucker on its selection of Plum Creek.

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