Industrial, Wind - October 19, 2022
Amy’s Kitchen Signs PPA
Amy’s Kitchen (Amy’s), an organic food company, announced it will purchase renewable energy from Ørsted’s Sunflower Wind Farm in Marion County, Kansas in a PPA that will provide wind power for almost 30% of the company’s operations. This action furthers the company’s goal of powering 100% of its operations with renewable electricity by 2030.
Amy’s is one of several Walmart suppliers invited to participate in the company’s renewable energy accelerator, Gigaton Power Purchase Agreement, powered by Schneider Electric’s NEO Network. Amy’s is joined by Great Lakes Cheese, Levi Strauss & Co., The J.M. Smucker Co., and Valvoline in establishing the initial cohort. This innovative partnership will directly support Walmart’s Project Gigaton goal aiming to reduce or avoid one gigaton of emissions from the Walmart global value chain by 2030.
The initial cohort's purchase is expected to generate about 250,000 MWh annually of new renewable power. This signature program will extend over a 12-year term, leading the way as more companies strive to reduce environmental impact and demonstrate sustainability leadership.
“Sustainability is at the core of how we do business. By participating in a cohort that collectively provided the scale needed to get the project done, we’re proud to help demonstrate that it is possible for small to medium enterprises to acquire renewable electricity,” said Renaud des Rosiers, Senior Manager of Environmental Impact, Amy’s Kitchen in a statement. “We know our company is a part of a bigger ecosystem, and that when our communities thrive, we all thrive.”
After participating in the Gigaton PPA program, Amy’s Kitchen will be more than one-third of the way to reaching its 2030 RE100 goal.