EDF sparks 154MW in US
Kimberly-Clark cuts ribbon as Rock Falls wind farm begins operations
EDF Renewable Energy and Kimberly-Clark have started commercial operations at the 154MW Rock Falls wind project in Oklahoma.
Kimberly-Clark Corp signed a deal with EDF earlier this year for supply 120MW of electricity from the project, which marks the health and hygiene products company’s first utility-scale use of renewable energy.
The Rock Falls project, located in Kay and Grant counties in northern Oklahoma, consists of 60 turbines and various other components manufactured in the US.
The project created more than 150 jobs during construction.
EDF Renewable Energy executive vice president Ryan Pfaff said: “We applaud America’s corporate sector and companies like Kimberly-Clark, who through the purchase of wind energy, demonstrate leadership in the drive for a low-carbon economy.”
Rock Falls is EDF’s second project in Oklahoma – its Great Western wind project, which opened in 2016, supplies Google with its output of electricity.