General Mills has signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES and Steelhead Americas, for 200 MW of its Maverick Creek wind project.
The wind farm, located in central Texas, will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that, together with the company’s previous wind power agreement, are calculated to equal 100% of the electricity used annually at the company’s owned domestic facilities.
During the peak of construction, the project is anticipated to create approximately 175 jobs in the clean energy workforce.
Maverick Creek is 10 miles from Cactus Flats, the wind project in General Mills’ first wind energy purchase agreement. The company’s commitment to purchase power from Roaring Fork will help to finance the construction of Maverick Creek.
“RES, in partnership with Steelhead Americas, is delighted to support General Mills’ effort to match 100 percent of the electricity used at company-owned domestic facilities,” says Graham Reid, CEO for RES in the Americas. “Delivering the Maverick Creek project brings RES closer to fulfilling our vision where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy.”