The Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build a wind farm with three wind turbines to power their manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio.
The wind farm will generate more than 12 million kWh annually while eliminating more than 9,000 tons of CO2.
The company has a 46 year commitment to sustainable manufacturing along with contributing to the local community with three $5,000 Megawatt Scholarships (one per turbine, for a total of $15,000 annually). Each of these scholarships will be given out for every year that the wind farm is operational.
According to the press release: The completion of these additional wind farms will potentially make Whirlpool Corporation one of the largest users of on-site wind energy of any Fortune 500 company in the United States. Greenville Operations manufactures stand mixers, stand mixer attachments and accessories, hand mixers, blenders, aerated beverage machines and cutlery blocks under the KitchenAid brand.
Whirlpool Corporation Global Sustainability Director, Ron Voglewede said, “By investing in on-site wind energy, we’re ensuring that Whirlpool Corporation is set up for success now and in the future, while also expanding the commitment to sustainability that is vital to our company. We are proud that this will be our fourth of five plants in Ohio to utilize sustainable energy, and we are committed to continuing to grow initiatives and projects like these that help reduce our overall energy footprint.”