Whirlpool spins Ohio wind plan
Three Goldwind 1.5MW turbines to be installed at Greenville plant
Electrical appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp plans to install three wind turbines at its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio.
The project will consist of Goldwind 1.5MW turbines, with construction kicking off in early 2018.
All three turbines will be built and financed by One Energy Enterprises as part of its Wind for Industry initiative.
The wind farm will produce electricity to cover about 70% of the plant’s consumption.
Greenville will be Whirlpool’s fourth plant in Ohio to use wind energy, with facilities in Findlay, Marion and Ottawa already having had Goldwind turbines installed.
Whirlpool Corp global sustainability director Ron Voglewede said: “By investing in on-site wind energy, we’re ensuring that Whirlpool Corp is set up for success now and in the future, while also expanding the commitment to sustainability that is vital to our company.”
The Greenville plant manufactures stand mixers and attachments and accessories, hand mixers, blenders, aerated beverage machines and cutlery blocks under the KitchenAid brand.