HOUSTON, Texas – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced that they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas, supporting Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use in its operations.
NWNA will use clean, renewable energy to produce sustainably sourced beverage options for Texans, including the company’s Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. The agreement will include up to 70,500 renewable energy certificates (RECs) per year from Midway Wind LLC. Based on current electrical usage, by transitioning its electrical power needs to renewable sources, the carbon footprint from the company’s Texas factories will be reduced by more than 44,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year. This is the equivalent of taking 9,500 vehicles off the road for one year.
“At Nestlé Waters North America, we are committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, communities and the planet. Transitioning our factories to clean, renewable energy is one important way we can achieve this goal,” said Alexander Gregorian, Vice President, Head of Technical and Production at Nestlé Waters North America. “We are proud to partner with ENGIE and Midway Wind LLC here in Texas, as we continue our journey toward achieving 100 percent renewable energy use in our operations.”
“We’re pleased to offer a suite of sustainability solutions that make it easy to be green,” said Graham Leith, Senior Vice President of ENGIE Resources. “In this case, NWNA took advantage of ENGIE’s EasyRE product, which allows our customers to take service directly from an existing renewable energy source. EasyRE differs from traditional PPA via competitive pricing, shorter contract terms and right-sized volumes.”
Earlier this year, Nestlé Waters North America transitioned its facility in Sacramento, California to 100 percent renewable energy, and announced, along with its parent company, a 15-year power purchase agreement with ENGIE Resources that will provide approximately 80 percent of the electrical load for five Nestlé facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a result of these recent milestones, by 2019, over 20 percent of the electricity Nestlé uses in the U.S. will be from renewable sources.
About Nestlé Waters
Nestlé Waters North America offers an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters for healthy hydration, including Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Perrier® and S. Pellegrino®. The company also owns and operates ReadyRefreshSM by Nestlé®, a customizable water and beverage delivery service. Just Click and Quench™
Based in Stamford, Connecticut with some 8,500 associates, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint across our operations. As a natural resource company, we sustainably manage 47 spring sources and conserve nearly 21,000 acres of natural watershed area. We are also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where we operate in the U.S. In Texas, Nestlé Waters North America conserves more than 7,500 acres of land and operates four bottling facilities that employ more than 700 people. For more information, visit us at www.nestle-watersna.com/en and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @NestleWatersNA.
About ENGIE Resources LLC
ENGIE Resources is a subsidiary of ENGIE North America and part of the international energy group ENGIE. As the fourth-largest electricity supplier to non-residential consumers in the United States, we deliver a combination of products and services, highly rated customer service, and financial strength that provides unique and compelling value to our customers. Now offering solar and other renewable energy options, demand response, and on-bill financing, we assure our customers that they can count on us to create effective, customized plans for them. Our in-house energy experts work with customers to understand their operations, tailoring products and services specific to their business and budget. For more about ENGIE Resources, visit www.engieresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow ENGIE Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
About ENGIE North America Inc.
ENGIE North America manages a range of energy businesses in the United States and Canada, including clean power generation, cogeneration, and energy storage; retail energy sales; and comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense. Nearly 100 percent of the company’s power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and energy efficiency services provider in the world, with operations in 70 countries employing 150,000 people, including 1,000 researchers in 11 R&D centers. For more information, please visit www.engie-na.com, @ENGIENorthAm, and www.engie.com.