Wal-Mart Buys Wind Energy for Texas Stores

Wal-Mart Stores yesterday announced its first substantial purchase of wind energy in the U.S., which will supply up to 15% of the company’s total energy load in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here yesterday announced its first substantial purchase of wind energy in the U.S., which will supply up to 15% of the company’s total energy load in approximately 360 Texas stores and other facilities. The renewable energy will be generated by a Duke Energy wind farm under construction in Notrees, Texas, and is expected to begin producing electricity for Wal-Mart by April 2009. The project will provide roughly 226 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power

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