Ford’s latest solar PPA will push its Michigan operations to running on 100% clean energy
Ford Motor Company has agreed to purchase the power produced by a new 650 MW solar project to be built in DTE Energy’s area of Michigan by 2025. The purchase will allow Ford to attribute all of its Michigan electricity supply to clean energy.
“This unprecedented agreement is all about a greener and brighter future for Ford and Michigan,” said Jim Farley, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company. “Today is an example of what it looks like to lead… to turn talk into action.”
“We would like to congratulate Ford Motor Company on its environmental leadership and commitment to clean energy,” said Jerry Norcia, chairman and CEO of DTE Energy. “Ford was the first major industrial customer to enroll in our MIGreenPower program in 2019, and we thank Ford for its continued commitment to using MIGreenPower to decarbonise its operations and achieve its sustainability goals.”
Ford buys carbon-free electricity through DTEs MIGreenPower Program. To date, the DTE has enrolled more than 600 businesses in the program, along with more than 62,000 residential customers. DTE is the largest renewable energy producer in Michigan, and the company plans to add thousands of megawatts of new clean energy projects to support the program.
“I want to congratulate DTE Energy and Ford Motor Company for taking this important step to increase solar production in our state and position Michigan as a leader in climate action,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Ford produces more vehicles in the US and employs more workers per hour in America than any other automaker, and was one of the first US automakers to join the international community in addressing the effects of global warming. limit as part of the Paris Agreement. Michigan has been the home of Ford since its founding in 1903.
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