Honda continues to harness
renewable energy at its manufacturing sites around the world
Honda Manufacturing of America Inc., has announced two newly installed
wind turbines at its plant in Russell’s Point Ohio are now operational.
The installation of the turbines, in agreement with a subsidiary of
ConEdison Solutions of Valhalla, NY, means the plant is the first major
automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to obtain a
substantial amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines
located on its property.
The turbines will produce 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year which
equates to approximately 10% of the plant’s overall electricity
These turbines are a step toward Honda’s voluntary goal to reduce the
environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations around
the world, by 2020. The goal includes a 30% reduction in CO2
emissions from Honda products, and significant CO2 reductions
from the company’s plants and other operations, compared with 2000