Berry Global Group has signed a five-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ACCIONA Energia to power its four facilities in Mexico with 100,000 MWh of wind and solar energy. The PPA will also help avoid 40,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually, the same as removing 15,000 gas-powered cars from the road.
“We are firmly committed to expanding the number of renewable energy projects across our business each year to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate progress toward a net-zero future,” said Rodgers Greenawalt, Executive Vice President of Operations at Berry Global. “In addition to being the lowest-cost option, this agreement inherently reduces our operational impacts and our customers’ supply-chain emissions while minimizing the cost and price fluctuation associated with fossil fuels.”
Under the deal, Berry’s San Luis Potosi, Cuautitlan Izcalli, Atlacomulco, and Tlanepantla sites across Mexico will consume 100% renewable energy with a breakdown of around 70% wind and 30% solar. The San Luis Potosi site powered through the agreement accounts for roughly two-thirds of Berry’s total energy consumption in the country.
The agreement further strengthens Berry’s existing Latin American renewable energy portfolio for a total estimated renewable energy consumption of over 120,000 MWh.
It also helps the company to increase its renewable energy usage in the future and improve its Science Based Targets initiative-validated climate goals to reduce absolute Scope 1+2 (operational) emissions and Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions by 25% by 2025 as compared to 2019.
“The PPA with Berry is a further demonstration of ACCIONA Energia’s commitment to supporting decarbonization at an industrial level and the transition towards a sustainable, competitive, and efficient energy system,” said Javier Montes, Director of Commercial at ACCIONA Energia.