Vail Resorts, the big Colorado based ski and resort company, is making a huge investment in wind power, by buying enough wind power credits to offset all the electricity needed for its resorts, office buildings, and retail stores. The company will become the second largest corporate buyer of wind power in the US. Whole Foods Market Inc, is currently the largest buyer of wind power.
“Buying wind, though, will not mean building mountain windmills. Rather, Vail officials said they would buy the equivalent amount of their energy needs in wind power credits from a Boulder company called Renewable Choice Energy. Renewable Choice will then buy wind power from producers â€” mainly in Minnesota, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota â€” and inject the amount of power Vail uses into the national electric grid.”