General Motors recently made a major announcement regarding its plans to reduce its carbon footprint: All Ohio and Indiana GM plants will get 100% of their energy from a renewable source — wind farms.
One wind farm will be in Ohio: The Northwest Ohio Wind Farm was announced in late April and will be built by the end of the summer. This new wind farm will create 300 jobs in Paulding County. The other wind farm, HillTopper Wind Farm, is located in Logan County, Illinois, and is already under construction. In total, GM will buy 200 megawatts of power from these wind farms.
In doing so, GM will provide renewable energy to all of its Ohio and Indiana operations. These include Bedford Casting, Defiance Casting, Fort Wayne Assembly, Lordstown Assembly, Marion Metal Center, Parma Metal Center, and Toledo Transmission. These plants are responsible for building the Chevrolet Cruze, the Chevrolet Silverado, and the GMC Sierra.
This latest move is part of General Motors’ plan to use only renewable energy to power all of its 350 facilities by the year 2050. General Motors is also prioritizing electric vehicles, with plans to make its fleet 100% electric eventually. It will have unveiled 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. Here at Hirlinger Motors, we’re proud to support these efforts by GM to help make our world greener.