Industrial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - February 7, 2019
Nike signs its first PPA in Europe
Nike signed its first European clean energy deal, acquiring 40 MW of power from the Cavar wind complex in northern Spain that will be completed in 2020. The company has set a goal of having all its offices in Europe powered by renewable energy by 2020.
The new PPA, signed with Iberdrola, follows two solar deals Nike reached last year with the Spanish-based company in the U.S. A statement noted that in total, on both sides of the Atlantic, the global sporting brand now benefits from the supply of over 200 MW of renewable wind power.
“All athletes need fresh air and clean water to thrive. Delivering on our sustainability commitments, like working towards 100 percent renewable energy across our owned and operated facilities worldwide, is just one of the ways we protect the future of sport,” said Noel Kinder, Nike chief sustainability officer, in a statement. “In 2018, we announced that we had contracted for 100 percent renewable energy in North America, and this latest agreement means we will be operating on 100 percent renewable energy across Europe by 2020. This means we are delivering against more than 75 percent of our worldwide goal.”
In the US, the deals between Nike and Avangrid Renewables (a subsidiary of Iberdrola) include 100 MW of wind power supplied from the Karankawa Wind Farm (Texas). Additionally, a service for Nike’s Global HQ in Oregon delivers renewable supply from the nearby Leaning Juniper and Juniper Canyon wind facilities, with an equivalent capacity of 69 MW. According to the statement, this capacity will enable Nike to source 100% renewable energy across their owned or operated facilities in North America.
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