Vail Resorts Nears 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Goal with Large-Scale Wind Farm

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In 2018, Vail Resorts announced a partnership with global renewable energy leader, Ørsted, to enable the Plum Creek Wind project, based in Wayne County, Nebraska. The amount of wind energy Vail Resorts committed to purchase was equivalent to 100 percent of the Company’s North American electricity usage at the time. Since then, the Company has acquired 17 smaller ski areas in the U.S. and now has resorts across 15 states and three countries.

This virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) was the first of its kind to be executed by a Colorado-based company as a buyer. VPPAs have been widely recognized as one of the most effective ways geographically diverse companies can bring more renewable energy to the grid.

“We are incredibly proud to enable Ørsted’s Plum Creek Wind project and to support the generation of new renewable energy,” said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts….

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