Industrial, Wind - February 11, 2022
Toyota, AEP Energy Use West Virginia Wind Energy
Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) and AEP Energy Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Electric Power, are now using power from Black Rock, a 115 MW wind farm that spans West Virginia’s Grant and Mineral counties.
The additional wind energy will increase the state’s wind energy generation by 15%. Black Rock is contracted under long-term PPAs with Toyota and AEP, both major employers in West Virginia. Black Rock’s 23 wind turbines will generate enough electricity to power 55,000 West Virginia homes each year.
“We value partners like Clearway that share our vision for improving lives within communities, including those where our team members work and live, like West Virginia,” said Chris Reynolds, Chief Administrative Officer, Toyota Motor North America in a statement. “Toyota is making significant investments in and aggressively pursuing environmental technologies to achieve our goal of carbon neutrality at our manufacturing facilities by 2035.”
“AEP Energy Partners is proud to provide customers with integrated, carbon-free energy that fulfills their sustainability goals, delivers long-term price stability and benefits the environment. Our partnership with Clearway Energy Group demonstrates our commitment to the development of new renewable resources that both empower local communities and support a cleaner, brighter energy future,” said Greg Hall, executive vice president, Energy Supply, AEP in a statement.
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