General Motors is one step closer to fulfilling its pledge to generate or source all electricity used by its factories worldwide with renewable energy by 2050.
Today, GM officials helped unveil the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm, a 100-megawatt wind project being built by Starwood Energy Group in PauldingCounty.
Clean, renewable energy purchased from the wind farm will help offset the power used at GM's AllenCounty pickup truck assembly plant – and all other GM manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Michigan.
Construction for the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Rob Threlkeld, GM's global manager of renewable energy, described the DefianceCounty wind farm as "an important step toward achieving (the company's) sustainability commitments."
"As we realize our vision for a zero emissions future, renewable energy will help us to efficiently build vehicles while providing a greener grid to power them," he said in a statement.
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