Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has signed an agreement with One Energy Enterprises LLC to install five wind turbines at MPC’s renewable diesel facility in Dickinson, North Dakota.
The wind turbines will provide energy to the facility and help further decrease its carbon emissions profile.
MPC contracted with One Energy to develop, own, and operate the turbines. One Energy will provide the capital for the project and MPC will pay a fixed price for the wind-generated electricity delivered by One Energy for a period of 20 years. The turbines are expected to generate more than 40 million kilowatt hours of energy each year, providing approximately 45 percent of the renewable diesel facility’s electricity needs.
MPC Executive vice president of refining Ray Brooks said the project is a win for lower-carbon fuels and company performance: “At Marathon Petroleum, we are focused on delivering essential energy products to the world in ways that create shared value for our people, business partners, customers, communities, governments and shareholders.”
He added: “Lowering the carbon intensity of the renewable fuels we produce at our Dickinson facility helps us to capture additional value in the markets we serve and enhance the overall sustainability of our operations.”
Lowering the carbon intensity of renewable fuels produced at the Dickinson facility also aligns with MPC’s objective of reducing its companywide GHG emissions intensity by 30 percent below 2014 levels by 2030. MPC is the first independent refining company in the US to link achieving such a GHG goal to its executive and employee compensation.
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