Enel North America and Eaton recently signed a retail electricity supply agreement that will support Eaton’s 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and achieving carbon-neutral operations.
With this agreement, Enel’s Lonesome wind farm in West Texas will supply Eaton’s Sherman, Texas manufacturing facility with enough electricity to cover 100% of the facility's electricity load, as well as provide the associated renewable energy certificates (RECs).
"For forward-looking companies with facilities in retail choice states, such as Texas, purchasing renewable energy bundled with certified RECs directly through a retail energy supply agreement is a great, simplified option for reducing emissions," said Greg Rizzo, Head of PPA and Renewable Energy Solutions at Enel North America.
This electricity supply agreement is a continuation of an existing relationship between Enel and Eaton that has been developing for years. In the past, Enel has developed microgrids, distributed energy resources, and provided demand response services to Eaton, and Eaton has provided Enel with equipment installation services and engineering support to assist with the generation and delivery of safe and cost-effective electricity.
"We're pleased to further build upon our work with Enel,” said Rich Gorzé, Global Energy Manager at Eaton. "This collaboration allows us to purchase clean energy from a regional wind project while helping provide energy resilience and air quality improvements in one of the communities in which we operate."