Invenergy cleans up in Texas
125MW PPA signed with Kimberly Clark for power from Santa Rita facility
Invenergy has signed a 125MW power purchase agreement with health and hygiene products giant Kimberly Clark to supply electricity from the 300MW Santa Rita wind energy center in Texas.
The wind farm, which is located 113km west of San Angelo, will comprise 120 GE 2.5MW turbines, Invenergy said.
Construction of the project will generate about 300 jobs, with 15 full-time positions created when Santa Rita comes online in the first quarter of next year.
Kimberly Clark global head of sustainability Lisa Morden said: “This agreement will help enable Kimberly-Clark to achieve its 2022 greenhouse gas emission reduction goal up to four years ahead of schedule and is a further step in preparing the company for a low-carbon future.”
Kimberly-Clark has also entered into an agreement to buy 120MW of electricity from EDF Renewables Rock Falls wind farm in Oklahoma.
The 154MW Rock Falls project is expected to be operational by the end of the year.