Target and Hormel Foods have signed long-term agreements with Ørsted to purchase energy from the 298 MW Haystack Wind project in Nebraska.
Courtesy of Orsted
"It's great to partner with Hormel Foods… and Target as they work towards their renewable energy goals," said Vishal Kapadia, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, at Ørsted Onshore.
"Through projects like Haystack Wind, we're able to provide clean energy to the grid while contributing to the project's local community through job creation, landowner benefits, and local tax reduction."
On average, the project will contribute $4 million per year in local taxes and landowner payments to the community, and it will employ 300 construction workers at its peak.
"As one of the leading global branded food companies, Hormel Foods has committed to match 100 % of its domestic energy use with renewable sourcing by 2030," said Tom Raymond, Director of Environmental Sustainability for Hormel Foods.
"This project is another step we're taking to achieve this important goal and is an overall win for our environmental and energy programs."
“As we strive to create a more sustainable future for all, our renewable energy efforts are critical to maintaining vibrant communities for years to come,” says John Leisen, Target’s vice president of property management. “Our new … wind contracts represent a big step toward reaching our climate goals and nurturing a healthier planet for the communities we call home.”