Microgrids, Distributed Generation, Solar - March 24, 2022
Bimbo Bakeries to Use Solar Microgrids
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. announced plans to use solar microgrids to power six of its bakeries in California.
The company will enter into an Energy Services Agreement with GreenStruxure to design, build, own, operate, and maintain on-site renewable energy microgrids comprised of solar arrays coupled with battery storage.
Bimbo Bakeries USA receives the outcomes from the system’s performance – zero carbon energy, peak demand management and optimized use of energy from the grid and its on-site system. GreenStruxure also gives Bimbo Bakeries USA full transparency on the portfolio’s performance through its digital platform.
The six California bakeries – Montebello, Placentia, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, South San Francisco, and Sacramento were chosen based on their energy intensity, increasing utility electricity costs, and highest decarbonization impact.
“Grupo Bimbo and Bimbo Bakeries USA are committed to Net Zero Carbon by 2050,” said Chris Wolfe, Bimbo Bakeries USA’s Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability in a statement. “These onsite microgrids represent a key component to our diversified strategy.”