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Developer of Leading-edge Wind Energy Technology Joins Black & Veatch

Champion of data-driven asset efficiency’s appointment further enhances strength-in-depth of renewable energy capabilities
Press Release

REDHILL, United Kingdom, May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The UK government has just thrown down the gauntlet to the wind energy sector: deliver more than 30 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by 2030. The appointment of Dr Peter Clive as Black & Veatch’s Principal Renewable Wind Energy Consultant, will help the company’s clients rise to this challenge.

The Business Case for Clean Power

by Paul Huttner
Article

General Mills began milling grain with water power from the Mississippi River 150 years ago. Now, the Fortune 500 company is using wind to power operations and cut its carbon footprint.

But what's the business incentive for going with 100 percent renewable power? John Church — the chief supply chain and global business solutions officer at General Mills — explains.

Hear an interview with Church here

General Mills Buys Wind Energy And Consumer Goodwill

by Ariel Knoebel
Article

Following a barrage of announcements celebrating advances in environmental stewardship from food producers in honor of Earth Day, General Mills just announced that they have signed a 15 year purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC based in Central Texas. This, alongside the company's existing wind power agreement, will offset 100% of General Mills’ annual electricity use from their owned domestic properties.

General Mills Signs Its Largest Wind Power Agreement

By Eric Schroeder
Article

General Mills, Inc. has signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement for 200 megawatts of the Maverick Creek wind project of Roaring Fork Wind, L.L.C., a joint venture between Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Steelhead Americas.

Read more here

Minnesota's General Mills and Hormel Buy Wind Power to Offset Energy Used to Make Food

By Kristen Painter
Article

Two of Minnesota’s largest food companies announced new wind power purchase agreements this month, helping offset the energy used to run their vast operations.

General Mills signed a 15-year purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC in Texas. When coupled with its 2017 wind power agreement, the project will offset all of the electricity used at Golden Valley-based food maker’s owned U.S. facilities for the next decade and a half. It’s the company’s second and largest wind-power purchase agreement.

Duke Energy Renewables Constructs 200-MW Mesteño Wind Project in Texas

Summary: 
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production
Press Release
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production

Hormel Foods to Become Powered by Nearly 50 Percent Renewable Energy

Signs virtual power purchase agreement for wind power
Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., April 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), maker of SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and many other branded food products, has announced a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for wind energy. Through this and other initiatives, the company will be supplied by almost 50 percent renewable wind power.

National Grid Seeks Approval of Revolution Wind Contract in Rhode Island

Revolution Wind will be the largest procurement of offshore wind in Rhode Island
Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from a new, 400 MW offshore wind farm – Revolution Wind. The project, originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, has since been acquired by Orsted, one of the world’s leading developers of offshore wind farms. National Grid selected Revolution Wind in coordination with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, With Utilities in the Vanguard

By Dan Gearino
Article

Even with all the evidence that renewable energy has become less expensive than fossil fuels, it doesn't seem real until utilities start to stake their futures on it.

For some Midwestern utilities, 2018 is the year that happened.

Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissions throughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so.

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