Mohawk mills running on the wind
June 2, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
June 1st marked a move by Mohawk Mills to start using wind power to run three of its mills. Two facilities in New Y…
June 1st marked a move by Mohawk Mills to start using wind power to run three of its mills. Two facilities in New York and one in Ohio are now running on a combined 45 million kilowatt hours of annual wind power.
Senior vice president of energy, environmental and governmental affairs George Milner confirmed that wind power now provides 21% of the total power for the two mills in upstate New York and 50% of the annual power required to run its Beckett mill in Ohio. “There is a misconception that choosing the environmentally correct path costs a lot more,” he acknowledged. “But with the technological advances in windmills, the cost of wind power is within range of traditional energy sources.”
Mohawk’s mills are the only of its kind in the U.S. to utilize wind power to manufacture paper.
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