Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced 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 inTexas. With this agreement, NWNA operations inTravis,McLennan,Dallas, andHarriscounties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm inSan 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’sTexasfactories will be reduced by more than 44,000 metric tons of CO2equivalent 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 inTexas, 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,” saidGraham 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 PPAs via competitive pricing, shorter contract terms, and right-sized volumes.”
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 ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé®,a customizable water and beverage delivery service.Just Clickand Quench™
Based inStamford, Connecticutwith 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. InTexas, 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 atwww.nestle-watersna.com/enand follow us onTwitter,FacebookandInstagram.
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 inthe 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, visitwww.engieresources.comor call1-866-999-8374. Follow ENGIE Resources onLinkedIn,Twitter,andFacebook.
About ENGIE North America Inc.
ENGIE North America manages a range of energy businesses inthe United StatesandCanada, 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 visithttp://www.engie-na.com/,@ENGIENorthAm, andwww.engie.com.