Enel has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Mondelez International to supply the confectionary brand owner with solar electricity.
Mondelez International will purchase energy delivered to the electricity grid from a 65MW portion of Enel Green Power North America’s 497MW Roadrunner photovoltaic (PV) project in Texas.
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The energy supplied is enough to produce half of the Oreo cookies consumed in the country annually, or 10 billion of the famous cookies, whilst reducing Mondelez International’s carbon emission by 80,000 tonnes per year.
The first phase of Roadrunner plant, Enel’s largest wind power site in North America, has a capacity of 252MW, and is planned to be completed by the end of 2019, with a second 245MW phase expected by 2020.
Enel Green Power head Antonia Cammisecra said: “The PPA with Mondelez 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.”