Sustainability

Distribution center now powered up to 20 percent by large-scale wind turbine

By  Walmart Green Room October 31, 2012

Red Bluff Walmart Wind Turbine

Celebrating a renewable energy milestone, U.S. Congressman Wally Herger joined Walmart in the northern California town of Red Bluff on Monday for a dedication ceremony at the company’s first large-scale wind turbine.

Expected to generate approximately 2,200,000 kilowatt hours of power per year, the GE SLE 1.0 Megawatt Wind Turbine will provide as much as 20 percent of the electricity needed to run the nearby Walmart distribution center.

No less impressive is its sheer size. With a tower measuring 265 feet in height and blades spanning 250 feet in diameter, it is roughly the height of a typical 20-story building and can be spotted from miles away. ( See slideshow of project under construction.)


Red Bluff Announcement

Walmart associates and Congressman Herger lead a cheer at the ribbon cutting ceremony (From l. to r. Kim Saylors-Laster, Congressman Wally Herger, Laura Wilkin, Deborah Herron and Darwyn Jones).

To recognize our company’s contributions to the local community and economy as a responsible producer of renewable energy, Congressman Herger awarded Walmart and its partner, Foundation Windpower, each with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition.

Read more from Walmart Green Room

Be the first to comment on this article

Related Posts

At the LEGO Group, Working to Build a Better Tomorrow

By Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, President and CEO of the LEGO Group

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Features of Walmart Stores

By Don Moseley, PE, Senior Manager of Sustainability Facilities at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

What Walmart Needs to Go 100% Renewable

By Joshua Ryor of WRI & Bryn Baker of WWF

3 Technologies Farmers are Using to Protect the Environment

By Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Mills

Seeking: Leading Companies to Drive Renewable Energy Revolution

By Marty Spitzer, Director U.S. Climate and Renewable Energy Policy, WWF

@WalmartGreen

Walmart Helps Zoo Turn Animal Waste to Energy - http://t.co/OqAzs4EMRo #environment #sustainability #green

By Walmart Green

10:39am October 01, 2014

#Sustainability isn't child's play for @LEGO_Group. They've been working hard to be greener: http://t.co/5gdA3TLYh5

By Walmart Green

3:23pm September 29, 2014

It's not all fun and games with @LEGO_Group. Take a look at how they're working toward #sustainability: http://t.co/TLw4CuKMPI

By Walmart Green

8:40am September 28, 2014

Most Popular

In High School, Learning the Details of Retail

By Nick Scribner, Market Human Resources Manager, Walmart

Why I Took a Chance with Walmart

By Sierra Hinds, Assistant Manager in Training, Walmart Store 5939

At the LEGO Group, Working to Build a Better Tomorrow

By Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, President and CEO of the LEGO Group