Meijer Invests in Wind Energy, Makes Significant Strides Toward its Goal of Reducing 50 Percent of Absolute Carbon Emissions by 2025

Project represents a major contribution to retailer's renewable energy portfolio, expected to begin producing energy by end of the year GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. , July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Just six months after announcing its goal to reduce 50 percent of its absolute carbon emissions by 2025 – and four months after entering into a solar energy project – Midwestern retailer Meijer announced today its involvement in a wind energy center that contributes to its renewable energy portfolio and marks significant strides in meeting its carbon reduction goal . The retailer signed a renewable product purchase agreement (RPPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, of which Meijer will purchase the majority of energy generated by the project. NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. The project, named Lacy Creek Wind Energy Center, is under construction on 60,000 acres in Glasscock and Sterling counties, Texas , and is expected to be completed in late 2022. The project will use 108 wind turbines to generate renewable energy. This investment complements the retailer's recently announced utility-scale, solar project with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, which both contribute to its renewable energy portfolio. Both projects will begin producing energy by the end of the ... Full story available on