Windstream turns to Engie for power from 200-MW wind park in Texas

The Live Oak wind park in Texas. Image by: Engie North America.

September 23 (Renewables Now) - US communications and software company Windstream will buy power and renewable energy credits from a 200-MW wind farm in Texas owned by a unit of Engie North America.

The companies said on Wednesday they have signed a retail renewable energy agreement with a five-year term to match the entire electricity consumption of over 400 Windstream locations in Texas. The fixed-price contract will run through 2026.

The contracted capacity will come from Engie’s Live Oak wind park in Schleicher County, near San Angelo. The North American unit of French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) is the developer, owner and operator of the project. It owns it in partnership with John Laing Group plc (LON:JLG). The power plant has been operational since 2018.

The deal supports Windstream’s renewable and carbon-free energy programme and enables it to have 44% of its purchased Scope 2 electricity come from renewable and carbon-free sources. The telecoms group plans to purchase 50% of its Scope 2 electricity from such sources by 2025.

In May this year, Engie North America said it will power its headquarters in Houston, Texas, with electricity from the Live Oak wind farm.

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