Ford signs 650MW solar PPA for Michigan operations

Aug 11, 2022 01:03 PM ET
  • Automobile manufacturer signs landmark US deal with utility DTE Energy
Ford signs 650MW solar PPA for Michigan operations
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Ford Motor Company has authorized a power acquisition agreement to offtake 650MW of solar capacity in Michigan from utility DTE Energy.

The deal, which Ford claims is the largest renewable energy purchase from a utility in US history, will certainly see DTE add 650MW of new PV capacity in the state to provide the automobile producer by 2025.

Ford claimed it will quickly have the ability to attribute every one of its electricity supply in Michigan to clean energy.

Jim Farley, head of state as well as chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, claimed: "This unprecedented agreement is everything about a greener and also brighter future for Ford and also for Michigan. Today is an example of what it appears like to lead ... to turn talk into action."

The solar arrays will certainly enhance the overall amount of set up solar in Michigan by almost 70%, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

DTE on the other hand approximates building to develop 250 temporary jobs as well as 10 permanent roles.

Jerry Norcia, chairman and also chief executive officer, DTE Energy, added: "We want to congratulate Ford Motor Company for its ecological management and also commitment to clean energy.

" Ford was the first large industrial consumer to enroll in our MIGreenPower program in 2019 as well as we give thanks to Ford for its continued commitment to using MIGreenPower to help decarbonize its operations and satisfy its sustainability goals."

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