Mondelez announces renewable energy partnership with Enel Green Power
Mondelez International and Enel Green Power North America announced the signing of a twelve-year power purchase agreement under which Mondelez International will purchase the energy delivered to the electricity grid from a 65 MW portion of Enel Green Power North America's Roadrunner project, a solar farm in Texas, United States. The agreement is Mondelez International's largest renewable energy partnership at a global level and their first renewable energy PPA signed in the U.S. The partnership enables Mondelez International to make substantial progress against its sustainability goals by reducing 80,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions - that's 5% of the company's global manufacturing emissions. Enel Green Power North America, part of the Enel Group's global renewable energy business line Enel Green Power, owns and will operate the 497 MW Roadrunner solar farm currently under construction. Mondelez International will purchase the energy generated by a 65 MW portion of the project, which is enough to produce more than 50 percent of all the Oreo cookies consumed in the U.S. annually. The Roadrunner solar project, located in Upton County, Texas, is Enel Green Power's largest solar project in the U.S. Once fully operational, the solar plant will be able to generate approximately 1.2 TWh annually, while avoiding the emission of over 800,000 tons of CO2 per year.