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Nestle Waters Cabazon Plant Installs Third Wind Turbine

Power News - Published on Wed, 14 Nov 2018

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Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the sixth anniversary of the groundbreaking of the facility’s first two wind turbines in 2012.The three turbines combined have a rated capacity of approximately 22 million kilowatt hours a year, and are expected to supply nearly 50 percent of the plant's total electricity needs, while offsetting 18,048 tons of CO2 per year equivalent to the annual emissions from 1,768 homes or 3,506 passenger vehicles.

Developed by industry leader Foundation Windpower, the third turbine takes the company one step closer toward its goal of being 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources.

Mr Alexander Gregorian, Vice President and Head of Technical and Production at Nestlé Waters North America said that “Our team in Cabazon is really helping us lead the way when it comes to creating a more sustainable future. Through their commitment, and with the critical support of partners like Foundation Windpower and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, we are moving closer and closer to our ultimate goal of being 100 percent renewable.”

Cabazon Factory Manager Gary Rice said that “We want to build on the tremendous progress we’ve made with the first two turbines while continuing to find new ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint. As a factory, we are proud of our commitment to sustainability, and this installation moves us significantly closer to achieving our renewable energy ambitions.”

Last spring, Nestlé Waters’ Cabazon factory received the country’s first Gold Certification through the Alliance for Water Stewardship, by demonstrating, in addition to water efficiency, that their local operations are making a positive contribution to the local groundwater system, establishing best practices for maintaining the site's water quality, and implementing a water education program in the community.

In addition to these milestones in Cabazon, earlier this year, Nestlé Waters announced a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District for its factory in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. By transitioning its electrical power needs to renewable sources, the carbon footprint of the Nestlé Waters factory will be reduced by more than 21,279 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next three years. With these latest achievements, over 20 percent of the electricity Nestlé uses in the US will come from renewable sources by 2019.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Wed, 14 Nov 2018
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