Procter & Gamble to Buy Texas Wind from EDF

Household goods maker Procter & Gamble plans to buy 80pc of the generation from EDF Renewable Energy's 123MW Tyler Bluff wind project in Texas to help meet its long-term renewable energy goals.

The company announced the plan yesterday as part of its commitment to the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, in which 81 companies agreed to cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Procter & Gamble committed to use 30pc renewable energy at its plants by 2020, and 100pc renewable energy in the longer term. The company has also said it would cut its GHG emissions by 30pc by 2020.

Procter & Gamble intends to use the electricity generated at Tyler Bluff at its North American fabric and homecare plants, which produce products for brands such as Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean and Tide. The wind farm will be in Cooke County, Texas, north of Dallas and near the border with Oklahoma.

EDF said it expects the Tyler Bluff project to enter operation in December 2016.

Source: Argus Media
Date: Oct 21, 2015