Ford Motor Company will rely on 100 percent, locally sourced, renewable energy to power its Dearborn Truck Plant and Michigan Assembly Plant along with several new buildings on the Ford Research and Engineering Campus.
Ford will purchase 500,000 megawatt hours of Michigan wind energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower program to power the plant which builds the F-150, Raptor and Ranger trucks.
Ford is yet another large American corporation to make a major commitment to renewable energy. The renewable energy sourcing will be completed by January 2021, and Michigan Assembly Plant has a 500-kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel system already in place.
“Ford is proud to be a part of this initiative, as it builds on the early achievement of our aggressive 30 percent per vehicle carbon reduction target,” says Andy Hobbs, Director of Ford’s Environmental Quality Office. “That early achievement reduced the company’s annual footprint by 3.4 million metric tons.”
In addition, this June with the release of the company’s 20th annual Sustainability Report, Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford plans to announce a new Global Carbon Reduction Strategy, which will focus on renewable energy.
“Ford supports the implementation of renewable energy where the project can be tied to the customer’s facility, either directly or through the local distribution utility, and we believe that supports local jobs, improves the local environment and adds resiliency to the local grid,” says George Andraos, Ford Global Director of Energy and Technology. “This project is a great investment for the State of Michigan and will have direct impact on our state.”