Commercial, Wind - October 22, 2018
Nestle Waters uses wind to power Texas facilities
Nestlé Waters North America will start to power over 50% of its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas with clean energy supplied by a local wind farm through a renewable energy agreement signed with ENGIE Resources on Oct. 22.
As part of the agreement, the Connecticut-based bottled water producer will purchase up to 70,500 renewable energy credits per year from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas. The energy purchased from the wind farm will then go on to account for power usage at NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas and Harris counties.
"At Nestlé Waters North America, we are committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, communities and the planet," Alexander Gregorian, vice president and head of technical and production at Nestlé Waters North America, said in a statement. "Transitioning our factories to clean, renewable energy is one important way we can achieve this goal."
The company predicts that the agreement will reduce the carbon footprint of its Texas factories by more than 44,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year.
Nestlé is working toward a goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy use in its global operations. In April, NWNA successfully transitioned its Sacramento, Calif., facility to 100% renewable energy and in February announced a 15-year power purchase agreement with ENGIE Resources that will power approximately 80% of operations at Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania.