WHIRLPOOL will use wind turbines to power Findlay, Ohio Facility


WhirlpoolThe 40 years of commitment to sustainability of Whirlpool Corporation are strengthened with a new project, that consists in using wind energy to power the company manufacturing facility located in Findlay, Ohio.
The Findlay Wind Farm is an 18 million dollar “Wind for Industry” project, financed by One Energy, which provides energy solutions for large electric consumers. On-site wind energy generation is designed to significantly reduce an industrial facility’s electric consumption from the grid. The wind farm will have five wind turbines with Whirlpool utilizing two and nearby Ball Company using three. Through clean, renewable wind energy producing zero greenhouse gas emissions, the turbines are expected to offset an estimated 22% of the Whirlpool’s electric consumption. Each turbine is expected to generate enough electricity equivalent to the amount required to power 300-400 average homes.
“We’re excited to join One Energy and the Findlay community for this project,” said Dale Laws, Vice President Findlay Operations, Whirlpool Corporation. “For more than 40 years, Whirlpool Corporation has made a number of significant advancements in sustainability. The Findlay Wind Farm project is an example of how global companies like Whirlpool can make a positive impact at the local level,  and the global level by minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment.”