April 5 (Renewables Now) - US distilled spirits provider MGP Ingredients Inc (NASDAQ:MGPI) this week said it is switching to 100% wind power via a three-year agreement with Kansas utility Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR).
The deal, coming as part of the utility's Westar Wind green-e certified programme, will see the total electricity consumption at MGP's facilities in Atchison, Kansas and Lawrenceburg, Indiana offset by green energy from Westar's wind resources in Kansas.
The agreement took effect on April 1 and can be renewed at the end of three years. Under it, MGP will buy renewable energy credits from Westar and then wind energy equal in value to the credits will be sourced from wind farms in Kansas and added to the grid system, the company said.
According to the announcement, MGP is the largest Westar customer to make a commitment to 100% renewable electricity.