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Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Center will boost DuPont's renewable energy sourcing and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
DuPont has announced the Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Center, a wind energy project facilitated by a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, is now operational and generating clean, renewable energy.
Located in Upton County, Texas, the Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Center is set to generate 135 MW of wind power capacity, or approximately 528,000 MWh of renewable electricity per year. The clean energy generated by the project is equivalent to avoiding the carbon emissions from more than 81,000 passenger cars driven annually, or the annual electricity consumption of nearly 70,000 homes. In addition to its environmental benefits, the Appaloosa Run Wind Energy Center is also expected to bring economic benefits to Upton County.
Miguel Gonzalez, Chief Procurement Officer at DuPont, commented on the development, stating, "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." Gonzalez also noted that "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."