General Mills Inks Wind Power Contract in Texas

The growth of the wind industry in the U.S. isn’t letting up. Witness the 15-year wind power purchase deal General Mills just made with Renewable Energy Systems, an agreement that will help in the construction of the Cactus Flats wind project in Texas.

The 150-megawatt Cactus Flats wind project is being developed in Concho County, Texas. It will be located east of the city of San Angelo and south of Abilene.

“This investment is another step towards reducing our energy footprint and achieving sustainable emission levels—in line with scientific consensus—-by 2050,” said John Church, executive vice president of Supply Chain at General Mills. “As we help mitigate the impacts of climate change, investing in wind energy is the right thing to do.”

The agreement is for 100 megawatts of power and continues making Texas the leading state in the U.S. for wind energy production with more than 20,000 MW of installed capacity.