EDP Renewables North America has reached commercial operations at the 198-MW Headwaters II Wind Farm in Randolph County, Indiana. This second phase of the wind farm joins the operational 200-MW Headwaters I Wind Farm and boosts the significant economic benefits contributed to the surrounding communities and marks a key addition to EDPR NA’s growing portfolio as the largest operator of wind farms in Indiana. Through executed power purchase agreements (PPAs), Headwaters II also provides Facebook and Walmart with energy that will help the companies reach their sustainability goals.
“The completion of Headwaters II is an important milestone for EDP Renewables North America and the reliable, low-price energy we work to provide,” said Ryan Brown, Executive Vice President – Eastern Region, Canada, and Mexico at EDP Renewables North America. “On behalf of EDPR NA, we thank Facebook and Walmart for enabling the construction and expansion of this project and for driving our shared goals to provide sustainable operations across the economy.”
Facebook’s 15-year PPA for 139 MW of power from Headwaters II will help the company meet its goal to support its operations with 100% renewable energy and reach net-zero carbon emissions.
“Supporting our global operations with 100% renewable energy requires working with companies like EDP Renewables North America who share the drive to protect the planet, support communities, and produce renewable energy that keeps our operations running,” said Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Facebook. “We appreciate their partnership in helping us bring this new wind energy project to the grid in support of our facilities in the region.”
Walmart’s long-term PPA is for 60 MW of energy from Headwaters II and advances the company’s goals to power its operations with 100 percent renewable energy.
“Creating a sustainable future requires bold collective action, which is why Walmart is committed to powering our facilities with 100% renewable energy by 2035 and achieving zero emissions by 2040,” said Mark Vanderhelm, Vice President of Energy and Facilities Management at Walmart. “By working in tandem with EDP Renewables North America to power our operations, we’re able to progress towards these ambitious goals and foster localized climate action, including for homes and communities across the state of Indiana.”
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