Johnson & Johnson to buy wind power in the US

Energy giant E.ON has signed a deal with health-care products maker Johnson & Johnson to sell renewable energy from one of its wind farms in the US. Johnson & Johnson […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Energy giant E.ON has signed a deal with health-care products maker Johnson & Johnson to sell renewable energy from one of its wind farms in the US.

Johnson & Johnson has agreed, under a 12-year deal, to buy half of the output from the German company’s 200MW Colbeck’s Corner wind farm located in Texas.

It is expected to provide the equivalent of about 60% of Johnson & Johnson’s electricity consumption in the country and 25% globally, E.ON claimed.

Data centre specialist Digital Realty has signed a deal to source 400,000MWh from the same wind farm.

E.ON has also begun the construction of a 278MW wind farm in Illinois which is expected to be completed next year.

It has invested $500 million (£405m) in the project which expects to create enough electricity to power a city with approximately 90,000 homes.

Separately, the firm has signed agreements to provide plant services on nearly 1,000MW of third party wind farms in the US.

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