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DuPont (NYSE: DD) recently announced that the Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Centre, a wind energy project originating from a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, is now operating and providing clean, renewable energy.
The Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Centre, situated in Upton County, Texas, will add 135 megawatts of new wind power capacity, generating about 528,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable electricity each year. It will provide clean energy comparable to preventing the carbon emissions from more than 81,000 passenger automobiles driven each year, or over 70,000 houses’ yearly power usage. The Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Centre brings several economic advantages to Upton County, including improvements to local roads, schools, and services.
The initiative will also assist DuPont achieve its Acting on Climate objective of lowering absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% by 2030, including procuring 60% of power from renewable energy, and being carbon neutral by 2050.
“We are pleased that Appaloosa Run Wind is now operational and producing the renewable energy we need on our work to transition to clean energy sources and help achieve decarbonization,” said Miguel Gonzalez, DuPont’s Chief Procurement Officer. “Renewable energy is a piece of an integrated climate and energy approach that helps us deliver on our purpose of empowering the world with the essential innovations to thrive.”
DuPont’s renewable energy objectives, climate progress, and overall sustainability performance will be included in its annual Sustainability Report, which will be published next month.