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Whirlpool planning to put up 3 wind turbines in Greenville

Whirlpool Corp. announced it will build three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville.

Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those developed for Whirlpool’s manufacturing facilities in Findlay, Marion, and Ottawa, according to the company. The turbines will be developed in coordination with One Energy Enterprises.

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The three Greenville turbines will generate more than 12 million kilowatt hours annually to offset approximately 70 percent of the plant’s electricity consumption, according to Whirlpool. The power generated will be equivalent to generating enough clean energy to power more than 900 average American homes.

The Greenville facility manufactures stand mixers, stand mixer attachments and accessories, hand mixers, blenders, aerated beverage machines and cutlery blocks under the KitchenAid brand.

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The wind farms will make Whirlpool one of the largest users of on-site wind energy of any Fortune 500 company in the United States, according to the company.

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