Dow Chemical to Switch to Wind Power at its Freeport Site
Post date: Mar 17, 2015 8:10:32 AM
March 16, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company has achieved another milestone in its goal of reducing its own carbon footprint. The company announced that its Energy business has signed a long-term agreement with a new wind farm in South Texas for the reduction of its carbon emissions.
The farm is presently under construction by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy, LLC - a joint venture between MAP and Enerverse, LLC. This venture is part of Dow's Energy Plan and its Sustainability Goals.
The wind farm, which covers an area of about 35,000 acres, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2016. It will be responsible for supplying Dow's Freeport manufacturing site with annual wind energy of 200 MW, equal to electricity required for providing power to more than 55,000 homes. This development makes Dow the first company in the U.S. to use renewable energy to power a whole manufacturing unit and the third largest corporate buyer of wind energy in the U.S.