The Texas manufacturing facility of automaker giant General Motors will now be completely powered by wind energy from Cactus Flats Wind Farm, a 148-megawatt wind power project based in Concho County. The company’s business offices throughout the state of Texas shall also be powered by wind energy from the Cactus Flats and from the Los Mirasoles Wind Farm.
GM has committed to powering all its global facilities with 100% renewable energy by 2050. Transitioning to renewables is “good for business and the environment,” says Rob Threlkeld, global manager of renewable energy for GM.
GM’s long-term approach to sourcing renewable energy has resulted in “millions of dollars in savings” for the automaker, Threlkeld says. Texas is a deregulated market, meaning customers can buy electricity from any resource – and solar and wind are the lowest cost options, Threlkeld says. “We’re buying into long-term contracts that have no fuel components, so we can put price stability in the cost to build these vehicles.”