Ecolab Invests in Texas Wind Farm
Ecolab has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, TX. Construction of the wind farm is scheduled to begin in early 2019.
Through a virtual power purchase agreement, Ecolab will support construction of 100 MW of new renewable electricity capacity within the Mesquite Star wind farm. The renewable electricity generated under Ecolab’s 100 MW virtual power purchase agreement is expected to cover 100 percent of the company’s annual domestic energy use. It will also build upon the 5 MW of community solar subscriptions in Minnesota that Ecolab signed with Clearway in 2015.
Mesquite Star is one of more than 60 utility-scale wind and solar projects that Clearway is developing in the United States to help utility and corporate purchasers achieve renewable energy goals.