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Walmart signs supply deal with Akuo Energy

UNITED STATES: Walmart has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer Akuo Energy for power produced at a Texan wind project.

GE will supply its 1.7MW turbine to the Rocksprings project in Texas
GE will supply its 1.7MW turbine to the Rocksprings project in Texas

According to Akuo, Walmart has agreed to buy power produced from 50MW of the 150MW Rocksprings project in south Texas for 12 years.

The project has expected commissioning date in the third quarter of 2016. No turbine purchase agreement has yet been made.

Retail giant Walmart is aiming to source 100% of its power from renewable energy sources by 2020. The company also has a PPA with Pattern Energy for 60% of the power produced at the 200MW Logan's Gap project, also in Texas.

Walmart also draws power from a GE 1.5MW turbine installed at its distribution centre in Red Bluff, California, as well as 60% of the output of Duke Energy's 153MW Notrees wind farm in Texas.

Akuo Energy is a French company with a 532MW portfolio of wind projects in operation or under construction in Europe, the US and South America. 

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