J.M. Smucker signs wind PPA - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  August 1, 2018

J.M. Smucker signs wind PPA

J.M. Smucker announced on August 1 that it has signed a long-term PPA with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for 60 megawatts (MW) of the utility-scale 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project in Wayne County, Nebraska. Starting in 2020, the wind energy produced from this project will cover approximately 50% of Smucker's total electricity use.

"This agreement is an important step forward in our organization-wide effort to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity," said Julia Sabin, vice president of government relations and corporate sustainability for The J. M. Smucker Company, in a statement. "In 2017, electricity accounted for more than half our greenhouse gas emissions. This agreement will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but will also allow us to make a lasting contribution to our nation's renewable energy capacity."

Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services served as an advisor to Smucker on its selection of Plum Creek.

The J.M. Smucker Company’s portfolio includes consumer food and beverage brands such as  Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Café Bustelo®, as well as pet food and pet snacks.

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