Rivian Signs PPA to Power Illinois Manufacturing - Diversified Communications

Industrial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  December 6, 2022

Rivian Signs PPA to Power Illinois Manufacturing

Rivian and Apex Clean Energy announced signing a PPA for 50 MW of electricity from the renewable energy company’s proposed Goose Creek Wind farm in Piatt County, Illinois. 

The agreement supports the company’s long-term vision of enabling high-impact renewable energy projects that reduce its carbon footprint while also benefiting customers, communities, and the electrical grid.

This purchase, along with other renewable sourcing and on-site generation, will allow Rivian to power as much as 75% of its Normal, Illinois, plant operations with carbon-free energy on an hourly basis. The PPA will also contribute to the company’s commitment to power its Rivian Adventure Network and Waypoints charging with 100% renewable energy. 

“About a third of global greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, with nearly another third from electricity generation. We have a tremendous opportunity at Rivian to help tackle emissions beyond the tailpipe to support decarbonization of manufacturing and charging of electric vehicles,” said Andrew Peterman, Rivian's Director of Renewable Energy, in a statement. “Long-term success for us means helping to accelerate the transition to carbon-free energy across the entire economy, not just within Rivian’s own footprint.”

 

 

 

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