Nestlé Invests in Texas Solar Project  - Diversified Communications

Commercial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  March 27, 2023

Nestlé Invests in Texas Solar Project 

Nestlé in the U.S. announced it is investing in Ganado, a solar project in Jackson County, Texas, that will help Nestlé advance its efforts to reduce GHG emissions across its operations.

With Nestlé's investment, the project – which is the size of just over 600 hectares and owned and developed by Enel North America – will add 208 megawatts of solar electricity to the U.S. power grid. In addition to its direct investment, Nestlé will purchase 100% of the renewable electricity attributes generated by the project's energy production, which is estimated to be an average of 333,000-megawatt hours (MWh) per year for 15 years. 

This renewable electricity will be used to help power many of Nestlé's U.S. facilities, where household brands, such as DiGiorno pizza, Stouffer's, Nesquik, Purina Pro Plan pet food and Tidy Cats cat litter, are made. 

The investment will lead to an annual carbon emission reduction of about 126,294 tons of CO2.

"We will continue to accelerate the use of renewable electricity, including wind and solar, to source 100% renewable electricity across our sites globally by 2025 and to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050," said Howard Baker, Global Head of Engineering Service and Technologies at Nestlé, in a statement. "Our investment in this solar project is an important milestone to achieve these objectives: We will use renewable electricity to help power our U.S. manufacturing facilities while also contributing to increasing the amount of renewable energy available in the U.S."

Nestlé's investment in Ganado builds on the company's 2020 investment in solar project Taygete I, a 2,000-acre solar project owned and developed by 7X Energy in Pecos County, Texas.  

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