The consumer goods company said on Monday that the new wind farm will generate enough electricity to run all of its North American plants that manufacture fabric and home care products. These facilities produce household products including Tide, Gain, Downy, Dawn, Cascade, Febreze and Mr. Clean.
The announcement was made at the White House as P&G became a signatory of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. As part of this pledge, the company has agreed to power its plants around the world with at least 30 percent renewable energy by 2020, with a long-term vision to use 100 percent renewable energy.
Commenting on the advantages of wind power, Tristan Grimbert, CEO and president of EDF RE, said that wind “not only emits zero greenhouse gas emissions, but also delivers long-term energy price stability.”
The wind farm will generate 370,000 MWh of electricity per year.
P&G’s North American fabric and home care facilities use about 300,000 MWh of electricity each year, all of which will be generated by wind power.
The plants will, however, continue to use natural gas for process heating and comfort heating in the winter.
The wind farm is expected to be fully operational in December 2016.