From: IKEA
Published January 27, 2017 11:31 AM

IKEA Canada to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

Burlington, ON – IKEA Canada has signed agreements to acquire an 88MW wind farm located near Drumheller, Alberta approximately 130km east of Calgary. Consisting of 55 turbines, the Wintering Hills wind farm will generate 275 million kWh (kilowatt hours) of energy, the equivalent to the electricity consumption of 54 IKEA stores or nearly 26,000 Canadian households.

“We are committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet,” said Brendan Seale, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Canada. “This investment in renewable energy supports our business and moves us closer to our global ambition to produce more renewable energy than we consume by 2020.”

This is IKEA Canada’s second such investment in renewable energy in Alberta following the purchase of a 46MW wind farm in Pincher Creek in 2013. Together, these two wind farms will produce the equivalent of more than four times the energy that IKEA Group operations consume in Canada. 

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