IKEA Canada has just invested in its second wind farm, Wintering Hills, located near Drumheller, Alberta.
The 88MW wind farm consists of 55 wind turbines capable of generating 275 million kWh of electricity, which can power up to 54 IKEA stores or 26,000 homes.
Sustainability Manager for IKEA Canada, Brendan Seale said, “We are committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet,”
“This investment in renewable energy supports our business and moves us closer to our global ambition to produce more renewable energy than we consume by 2020.”
The first wind farm IKEA Canada invested in was located in Pincher Creek with a capacity of 46MW back in 2013. With these two wind projects, IKEA will generate more than four times the energy they consume in Canada.
The IKEA Group has allocated 3 billion EUR to become ‘resource and energy independent’ with 600 million EUR committed to investments in wind and solar energy resources.
According to their press release: ’The IKEA Group’s sustainability direction, as outlined in its ‘People and Planet Positive’ strategy, is to inspire and enable millions of people to live a more sustainable life at home; to pursue resource and energy independence; and to take the lead in creating a better life for people and communities.’