IKEA has signed yet another agreement to purchase the wind energy from a wind farm located in Alberta, Canada.
The 46MW project named Oldman 2 is located near Pincher Creek and consists of 20 Siemens wind turbines each with a capacity of 2.3MW.
This wind farm will be the fourth project that IKEA has partnered with Apex Clean Energy on. In addition to this new wind farm project, Apex operates and manages the following:
- The 165MW Cameron Wind facility in Cameron County, Texas
- The 98MW Hoopeston Wind facility in Hoopeston, Illinois
- The 88MW Wintering Hills wind facility in Alberta, Canada
Apex Clean Energy President and CEO, Mark Goodwin said, “Apex is proud to partner once again with IKEA, a true leader in the corporate marketplace. Sustainability-focused companies, like IKEA, are to thank for propelling the wind industry forward and accelerating the shift to clean energy.”
Apex’s vice president of Asset Management, Andrea Miller said, “Apex’s Remote Operations Control Center collects and processes an average of 432 million data points per day. It’s this data-driven approach to asset management that is responsible for delivering peak performance and peak confidence to partners like IKEA.”
In the beginning of the year with the announcement of Wintering Hills wind farm, Brendan Seale, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Canada said, “We are committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet.”
Since 2009, the IKEA Group has invested in renewable energy sources to the tune of EUR 1.5 billion and another EUR 600 million for investments in wind and solar only.