Nestlé is celebrating its first renewable energy project in the world today with the hosting of two wind turbines at the Nestle Waters North America bottling plant in Cabazon, Calif. The turbines will provide wind power for 30 percent of the facility where we produce Arrowhead® and Nestlé® Pure Life® brand bottled waters.
“Hosting wind turbines at our bottling plants is a critical step for Nestlé Waters to support the increased use of renewable energy,” said Michael Washburn, Vice President of Sustainability for NWNA. “This latest effort in conjunction with our partnership with Foundation Windpower is consistent with our practices to reduce our environmental footprint.”
NWNA chose the turbines’ location along the I-10 corridor in southern California because of the high wind potential. The two 1.6 megawatt GE wind turbines in Cabazon will produce an average of 12,900,000 kilowatt hours annually, powering the equivalent of 1,100 U.S. homes. The project will also save 7,320 tons of CO2 emissions.
NWNA partnered with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and Foundation Windpower to site, host and commission the wind turbines. NWNA directly purchases the power produced and receives renewable energy credits from Foundation Windpower, reducing our power needs from the Southern California power grid.
Visit NWNA’s YouTube Channel to watch the installation of the two turbines.