Apex Clean Energy announced it has signed a wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Avery Dennison Corporation, a global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer.
The partnership will help Avery Dennison offset 50 percent of the company’s U.S.-based greenhouse gas emissions derived from electricity consumption.
Under the agreement with Apex’s Perryton Wind, a 299.91 MW wind energy project to be located in Ochiltree County, Texas, Avery Dennison will purchase 20 MW of renewable energy capacity.
Perryton will be Apex’s fifth Texas wind farm, powering the equivalent of 108,000 U.S. homes. The facility will consist of 130 Siemens 2.307 MW turbines.
According to Roland Simon, vice president of global procurement and global sustainability leader at Avery Dennison, said, “It’s important for us to optimize renewable energy sources in a way that ripples outward to create change that encompasses far more than our own business,” said Simon.
Steve Vavrik, Apex’s chief commercial officer, said, “The commitment to long-term renewable energy purchasing by companies such as Avery Dennison is providing a strong drive in the market to bring more clean energy to the grid.”
The agreement with Apex comes on the heels of Avery Dennison joining World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program, a global group of partner companies engaged in the transition to a climate-friendly economy.
Additional goals set with WWF include covering the equivalent of 100 percent of electricity consumption at Avery Dennison’s U.S. operations with renewable energy by 2025 and addressing climate change through other areas of operations.