General Motors Co. signed its first wind power contract, agreeing to buy 34 megawatts from a project being built in Mexico by Enel Green Power SpA.

The American carmaker will use power from the wind farm in Palo Alto, Mexico, at its Toluca facility west of Mexico City, GM said in a statement on its website Tuesday. Remaining power from the 17 wind turbines will be used at the Silao, San Luis Potosi and Ramos Arizpe complexes, it said.

When the project is operating, GM will get more than 12 percent of its North American energy consumption from renewable sources.

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