- Enel Green Power signed with Mondelēz International a 12-year power purchase agreement under which the food company will buy the energy delivered to the grid by a 65 MW portion of the Roadrunner PV plant.
- The renewable energy purchased from Enel Green Power is enough to produce over 50% of all the Oreos consumed in the US annually, equivalent to around 10 billion cookies.
America’s favorite cookie is getting a little sweeter.
Advanced Power Alliance member Enel Green Power today signed a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with food and beverage company Mondelēz International (“Mondelēz”) under which the latter will purchase the energy delivered to the electricity grid from a 65 MW portion of EGPNA’s Roadrunner solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Upton County, Texas. Mondelēz International is present in approximately 150 countries around the world with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate.
The energy supplied by EGPNA’s Roadrunner PV project is enough to produce over 50% of all the Oreos consumed in the US annually, equivalent to around 10 billion cookies, and will reduce Mondelēz International’s annual CO2 emissions by 80,000 metric tons. The agreement is Mondelēz International’s largest renewable energy partnership at global level and their first renewable energy PPA signed in the US. Moreover, it enables the food and beverage company to make substantial progress against the company’s new 2025 Impact Goals which provide a clear roadmap to reduce the company’s environmental footprint.
Roadrunner, which is currently being built, will have a total capacity of 497 MW and, once completed, will be able to generate approximately 1.2 TWh annually, while avoiding the emission of over 800,000 tons of CO2 per year. The first phase of Roadrunner has a capacity of 252 MW and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019; the second 245 MW phase is expected to be completed the following year. Roadrunner is set to be the largest solar facility in Enel’s US portfolio.
EGPNA, part of the Enel Group’s global renewable energy business line Enel Green Power, has projects operating and under development in 24 US states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity of around 5 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. In Texas, it currently operates the 63 MW Snyder wind farm, located in Scurry County and is constructing the 450 MW High Lonesome wind project, a portion of which is also located in Upton County, Texas.
More information about Enel Green Power is available here.