50 MW wind deal is equivalent to electricity needs of 16 GM sites and warehouses
DETROIT, November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ — General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.
General Motors will soon use wind as an energy source for its operations in Mexico and its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. When these wind projects are up and spinning by the end of next year, GM will source a total of 170 megawatts of renewable energy to provide electricity for plants across the globe.
Driving this use of renewables forward is Anthony Davis, GM’s project manager of sustainability initiatives and renewable energy. His job is to pursue the opportunities to bring renewable energy projects to the finish line.
Renewable power will be used to build up to 125,000 trucks a year
ARLINGTON, Texas, December 10, 2015 /3BL Media/– General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power from turbines whose blades span the length of a football field in diameter.
Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. The 115 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy will be enough to manufacture more than half of the plant’s annual vehicle output.