Avangrid Renewables signed its second wind contract with Nike, for 86 Megawatts of Texas wind Power. The power purchase agreement (PPA) will cover the remaining portion of Avangrid Renewables 286 megawatt Karankawa Wind Farm in Bee and San Patricio counties, just east of Mathis, Texas, along I-37. Avangrid Renewable’s previous PPA with Nike involved three Columbia Gorge based wind farms delivering 100% renewable energy to its worldwide headquarters near Beaverton, OR and nearly all of its Oregon based facilities.
Barrett Stambler, Avangrid Renewables Vice President of Origination said “This partnership allows us to have a very positive impact in the local communities where we own and operate these wind farms, creating jobs & economic development for rural America and advancing our country’s energy independence.”
Hannah Jones, Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator claimed “Moreover, we will deliver on more than 50% of our commitment to source 100% renewable energy in our owned or operated facilities worldwide by the end of FY25. Investing in renewable energy is good for athletes, the planet and for business, and we will continue to drive collaboration to accelerate a low-carbon growth economy.”
Previously Austin Energy announced its own Karankawa related PPA with Avangrid Renewables for 200 megawatts. The Karankawa wind farm will suffice for more than 75,000 average households routing burning of coal.
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