General Mills Signs Wind Power Pact

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Global food giant General Mills said last week it has signed a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100 megawatts (MW) of power from its Cactus Flats wind farm.

The project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that can be applied toward the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, Kallanish Energy learns.

“As we help mitigate the impacts of climate change, investing in wind energy is the right thing to do,” said John Church, executive vice president of Supply Chain at General Mills. “This investment is another step towards reducing our energy footprint and achieving sustainable emission levels — in line with scientific consensus — by 2050.”

General Mills’ investment will help fund the construction of the 150 MW Cactus Flats wind project being developed in Concho County, Texas, by RES.

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