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Texas wind farm to supply Home Depot 50 MW annually

Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. signed a power contract with EDP Renewables North America to purchase 50 MW annually from a wind facility in Texas.

Power purchased from the 250-MW Los Mirasoles wind facility in Hidalgo and Starr counties, Texas, can power 100 branches of Home Depot yearly, the company said in a Jan. 31 news release. It also marks Home Depot's first major investment in a wind energy facility, the company said.

The wind facility began commercial operation in December 2016. EDP has power purchase agreements with two other parties for portions of the wind facility's output, according to SNL Energy data.

To reach its target of procuring 135 MW of renewable energy by 2020, Home Depot has also signed power purchase agreements for solar projects in Delaware and Massachusetts for a total yearly output of 14.5 million kWh. Over 150 stores and company distribution centers are powered by fuel cells installed on-site capable of providing about 85% of each store's electricity needs, Home Depot said.

EDP Renewables North America is a subsidiary of EDP Renováveis.