GetBlok Farms© enters renewable energy deal with ENGIE

GetBlok Farms© has inked a two year renewable energy agreement with ENGIE Resources, a subsidiary of ENGIE North America. Under this renewable energy pact, GetBlok Farms© will acquire Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) sourced from the Priddy Wind Project in Mills County, Texas. These RECs will be utilised to match the projected energy consumption of GetBlok Farms© for its hydroponics facility located in West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

The RECs in this partnership are certified by Green-e®, and they are independently verified by the Centre for Resource Solutions to represent the environmental benefits equivalent to one megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable energy. Throughout the duration of this agreement, the RECs will completely offset the energy demand of GetBlok Farms©, thereby averting CO2 emissions equivalent to 343,730 pounds of coal burned or the greenhouse gas emissions prevented by recycling 106 tons of waste instead of sending it to landfills.

”Sustainability drives the core of our operations”, said Vinnie Lima, Managing Member at GetBlok Farms. “Our approach for hyper-local and highly sustainable farming methods must address the energy consumption in hydroponic farms. As a core piece of our sustainability commitment, we are delighted to leverage wind-generated Green-e® power from the Priddy Wind Project designed, developed and operated by ENGIE”.

The Priddy Wind Project is a 300 MW asset with 63 turbines that can produce electricity with wind speeds as low as 6.7 mph. The project is located 150 miles southwest of Dallas and commenced commercial operations in February 2022.

“Not only is this one of the first customer announcements for renewable energy from the Priddy Wind Project, it is one of the first hydroponic farms in our portfolio of customers,” said Taymur Bunkheila, director of sustainability solutions and energy+ initiatives at ENGIE Resources. “We are proud to bring the benefits of planet-friendly power to an operation with such a noble cause.”

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