Starbucks has more than 340 wind-powered coffee shops in Illinois
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Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) is receiving 100% renewable power sourced from a local wind farm for more than 340 of its stores in the US state of Illinois, according to a brief post on Facebook published Thursday.
The US coffeehouse chain secured the supply from the 185-MW HillTopper wind farm in Logan County, Illinois under a long-term agreement it signed with power retailer Constellation last year.
The wind farm is operated by Enel Green Power North America Inc, which is selling the output of HillTopper’s 14-MW portion to Constellation, a subsidiary of US energy provider Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) under a power purchase agreement (PPA). The electricity is then fed to the local grid to be used by Starbucks for its Illinois operations.
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