In December 2015, General Motors (GM) agreed to buy wind power from EDP Renewables to power more than half of a vehicle assembly line in Arlington, Texas.
The majority of new wind capacity is now being procured directly by corporate customers. In general, corporate purchasers of renewable energy are not willing to pay a premium over retail rates for renewable power. Instead, they seek projects that make economic sense. As well, there is a preference to be a part of the addition of new capacity rather than buying existing RECs. This has led to corporate purchases of solar and wind PPAs totaling 3,440 MW in 2015—a roughly threefold increase over 2014.
Reuters: GM Buys Wind Power from EDP to Build Its Biggest SUVs
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