Wind energy will power the Progressive Field


Wind energy will power the Progressive Field

wind energy at Progressive Field

 
FirstEnergy Corp. has signed a contract to power Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field with wind energy.
 
The electricity provided by FirstEnergy will come from various wind farms across the US, and certified as clean power by Green-e (a California based company).
 
Each season, the baseball field requires enough electricity to power over 51k homes for the equivalent of one month; roughly 23k MW hours per year.
 
FirstEnergy’s senior vice president, marketing and branding, Dennis Chack said, “With this wind-power purchase, the Cleveland Indians join a small but elite group of professional teams with stadiums powered by 100 percent green energy.”
 
Indians senior vice president of public affairs Bob DiBiasio said, “We’re very excited to extend our partnership with a company with such strong local ties, and by doing so help the environment. We’re committed to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint, and this is another step in doing so.”
 
This isn’t the first green initiative for Progressive Field, as in June 2007, solar panels were commissioned and over 37,500kWh of electricity were produced. They were also the first American League park to go solar.
 
The organization has been dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint and being environmentally friendly since their inaugural year in 1994 with the start of the ‘Our Tribe is Green’ campaign’.
 
According to the Cleveland Indians’ website: The Cleveland Indians organization is committed to exploring opportunities to help preserve the environment through the use of advanced energy and green options. The Indians understand the responsibility of improving the quality of life by being environmentally conscious within the walls of Progressive Field and beyond. Using sustainable technologies is not only good for the community, but good for baseball.
 

Posted By Sally on April 4, 2016 | 0 Comment

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