Industrial, Wind - September 23, 2022
Whirlpool Signs VPPA
Whirlpool Corp. announced that it has entered into a second wind VPPA to accelerate progress towards its commitment to reach Net Zero (Scopes 1 and 2) emissions in its plants and operations by 2030. This latest agreement with ENGIE North America will represent 53 MW of renewable wind energy over 12 years.
To meet its 2030 goals, Whirlpool Corp. is maximizing previous investments in onsite renewable energy and making energy-efficient upgrades across its manufacturing plants while also investing in off site renewable energy opportunities through VPPAs that provide clean, renewable energy to the grid for its consumers.
"Building on our long history of improved environmental performance, Whirlpool Corporation is accelerating our commitment to sustainable operations through investments like these VPPA agreements in off-site renewable energy, manufacturing plant retrofits, and ongoing energy, water, and waste reduction projects," said Sr. VP of Corporate Relations and Sustainability Pam Klyn in a statement.
In February of 2022, Whirlpool Corp. joined the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Climate Challenge, targeting a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 50% within 10 years and collaborating with the DOE and other organizations to cut carbon and save energy. To address this challenge, Whirlpool Corp. continues to invest in sustainable operations as aligned with its overall ESG strategy and Climate Transition Plan.