Industrial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - November 15, 2017
DSM North America invests in Oklahoma wind farm
Health, nutrition and materials company DSM announced Nov. 13 that it will be operating on 40% renewable electricity in the U.S. following an agreement to purchase power from an Oklahoma wind farm.
The company, which has committed to using 100% renewable energy for its global operations through the RE100 initiative, said in a statement that it will purchase 128,000 MWh per year from a new wind farm being built by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources in Minco, Okla. DSM's contracted portion of the electricity generated from the Minco IV Wind Energy Center, which is expected to be commissioned in 2019, represents approximately 13% of its annual electricity purchased globally.
The deal positions the company ahead of pace to reach its global goal of 50% purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
"At DSM, sustainability is our core value," DSM North America President Hugh Welsh said in a statement. "We are always exploring new ways to do better for people and the planet. DSM is proud to partner with NextEra Energy Resources to bring more renewable electricity to the U.S. national grid and increasingly power our business in a way that creates brighter living for people today and generations to come."