By Editors of Power Engineering
Avangrid Renewables announced it has signed a power purchase agreement with Nike for 86 MW of wind power.
The agreement covers the remaining portion of the 286-MW capacity at the Karankawa Wind Farm in Bee and San Patrico Counties in Texas. Austin Energy has purchased the remaining 200 MW.
“Working with partners like Nike who have relentless focus on driving the development and availability of renewable energy is exciting and inspiring,” said Barrett Stambler, Avangrid Renewables Vice President of Origination. “This partnership allows us to have a very positive impact in the local communities where we own and operate these wind farms, creating jobs & economic development for rural America and advancing our country’s energy independence.”
“With this agreement, Nike will source 100% renewable energy across our owned or operated facilities in North America,” said Hannah Jones, Nike’s Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator. Moreover, we will deliver on more than 50% of our commitment to source 100% renewable energy in our owned or operated facilities worldwide by the end of FY25. Investing in renewable energy is good for athletes, the planet and for business, and we will continue to drive collaboration to accelerate a low-carbon growth economy.”
Avangrid has previous PPAs with Nike at three wind facilities based near Columbia Gorge in Oregon.