Industrial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - November 8, 2018
Nestlé Waters premiers third wind turbine in Calif.
Nestlé Waters North America announced on Nov. 8 the commencement of operation of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the six anniversary of the groundbreaking of the first two turbines at this location. The three turbines combined have a capacity of approximately 22 million kilowatt hours a year and are expected to supply nearly 50% of the plant's total electricity needs.
"Our team in Cabazon is really helping us lead the way when it comes to creating a more sustainable future," said Alexander Gregorian, vice president and head of technical and production at Nestlé Waters North America, in a statement. "Through their commitment, and with the critical support of partners like Foundation Windpower and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, we are moving closer and closer to our ultimate goal of being 100 percent renewable."
The Cabazon plant is located on the tribal reservation of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, a federally-recognized Indian tribe. "Morongo has a long and successful history of environmental stewardship, and we applaud Nestlé for sharing that same commitment to sustainability by adding a third wind turbine to its facility here on our reservation," said Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin.
Earlier this year, Nestlé Waters announced a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for its factory in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The company expects to reduce the carbon footprint of the factory by more than 21,279 metric tons of CO2 over the next three years. By 2019, more than 20% of the electricity Nestlé uses in the U.S. will come from renewable sources.
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