A wind farm in Grant County, Oklahoma is collaborating with Alabama Power to provide 100% renewable energy power for the Birmingham headquarters of Protective Life Corporation. According to a published report in The Journal Record, the Chisholm View Wind Farm in Hunter, Oklahoma has a long-term contract with Alabama Power as a renewable energy resource.
Alabama Power utilizes a renewable energy credit program to connect customers like Protective with renewable energy, the company said in a company release. The program allows commercial customers to invest together in clean energy. This agreement covers a 620,000 square foot building in Birmingham, Alabama through 2021 with a renewal option for additional years.
“We are fortunate to have an innovative company like Alabama Power in our backyard, enabling us to power our headquarters with 100% renewable energy,” said Scott Adams, Executive Vice President for Protective. “As two of Alabama’s largest employers, we have a responsibility to help build a sustainable future.”
The Chisholm View Wind Farm, operated by Grenel Greenpower, includes 140 turbines across 45,000 acres centered in Grant County between Hunter and Pond Creek. Dedicated in 2013, it provides enough electricity to power about 80,000 homes and replace about 520,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.