Apex Clean Energy has secured a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) from furniture company Steelcase Inc. for 25 MW from the developer’s 150 MW Grant Plains wind project in Grant County, Okla.
Since 2014, Steelcase has invested in renewable energy credits equivalent to 100% of its global electricity consumption. Steelcase says this latest investment will make up nearly half of the company’s renewable energy purchases, directly support the construction of a new clean energy facility set to begin operations this year, and further diversify the company’s renewable energy portfolio.
“Our decision to partner with Apex and execute a long-term renewable energy agreement reflects our longstanding commitment to drive a clean energy landscape,” says Jim Keane, Steelcase president and CEO. “At a time when businesses and governments are working to align on climate strategies, we maintain a sense of urgency and optimism.”
“Apex is proud to partner with Steelcase to help the company achieve its renewable energy goals,” adds Mark Goodwin, president of Apex. “Our mission is to accelerate the shift to clean energy, and we do so by providing opportunities for visionary companies like Steelcase to participate in the energy market in the manner that makes the most sense for them.”