Enel Green Power North America has signed a 12-year PPA with food and beverage company Mondelēz International in which the Oreo and Ritz cracker supplier will purchase energy from a 65-MW portion of Enel’s Roadrunner solar PV project in Texas.
“The PPA with Mondelēz reaffirms Enel Green Power’s role as the partner of choice for corporate customers and shows that a wide range of industrial players are getting on board with the energy transition, understanding that renewables are not only a sustainable but also a cost-effective source of energy,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power. “By leveraging on our international expertise and technological leadership, we are able to tailor solutions to our customers’ needs, helping them to reach their sustainability and business objectives.”
The energy supplied by Enel’s Roadrunner PV project is enough to produce over 50% of all the Oreos consumed in the United States annually, equivalent to around 10 billion cookies. The agreement is Mondelēz International’s largest renewable energy partnership at the global level and its first renewable energy PPA signed in the United States. 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 in Upton County, Texas, will have a total capacity of 497 MW. 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 U.S. portfolio.
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