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General Mills Signs Wind Power Agreement With RES

Published on Jun 9 2017 12:22 PM in Technology tagged: General Mills / renewable energy / Renewable Energy Systems

General Mills Signs Wind Power Agreement With RES

Global food manufacturer General Mills has announced that it signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100 megawatts of its Cactus Flats wind project in Texas.

The project will produce renewable energy credits for the American food company that can be applied toward the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. It will also create approximately 250 jobs.

John Church, executive vice president of supply chain at General Mills, said, “As we help mitigate the impacts of climate change, investing in wind energy is the right thing to do.

“This investment is another step towards reducing our energy footprint and achieving sustainable emission levels - in line with scientific consensus - by 2050.”

Renewable Energy Systems

RES, a global renewable energy and energy storage development company, is constructing the 150-megawatt Cactus Flats wind project in Concho County, Texas.

Brian Evans, chief development officer of RES in the Americas, said, “RES is proud to support General Mills in reducing its energy footprint and reaching its sustainability goals.

“We will continue to work with industry leaders, like General Mills, to deliver clean, reliable power at a competitive price.”

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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