J. M. Smucker Co. Signs Up For Nebraska Wind Power

The J. M. Smucker Co., whose brands include Smucker’s, Jif, Folgers and Crisco, has entered into a long-term wind power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE).

Smucker will purchase¬†60 MW of the 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project, located in Wayne County, Neb. Starting in 2020, the wind energy produced from the Plum Creek project will cover approximately 50% of Smucker’s total electricity use.

“This agreement is an important step forward in our organization-wide effort to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions intensity,” says Julia Sabin, vice president of government relations and corporate sustainability for The J. M. Smucker Co. “In 2017, electricity accounted for more than half our greenhouse-gas emissions. This agreement will not only reduce our carbon footprint but will also allow us to make a lasting contribution to our nation’s renewable energy capacity.”

LCE has developed and financed more than 2 GW of wind power over the last four years.

“In addition to creating high-paying local jobs, the Plum Creek Wind Project will result in over $3 million in local community benefits annually in the Wayne County area,” adds Declan Flanagan, founder and CEO of LCE. “We are excited to begin a successful relationship with The J. M. Smucker Co.”

Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services served as an advisor to Smucker on its selection of Plum Creek.


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