GridMarket Installs Solar + Storage Project at PFG’s California Facility to Advance Fleet Electrification

Feb. 16, 2024

GridMarket has partnered with Performance Food Group (PFG) to build a solar and battery storage project at PFG’s facility in Shafter, California, as PFG looks to future fleet electrification and onsite infrastructure upgrades to alleviate capacity issues with the grid.

The 1 MW solar PV and 250 kW battery storage system are part of a larger portfolio partnership to increase sustainable operations, reduce costs, and upgrade onsite infrastructure for future EV charger integration at select nationwide PFG facilities.

“Portfolio expansion in California and beyond underscores PFG’s dedication to advancing sustainable solutions and reinforces their commitment to clean energy development. This project will have tremendous environmental and economic value for the Shafter facility and PFG’s carbon footprint as a whole,” said Peter Schneider, Director of Business Development and Project Management at GridMarket.

This project is the second to be completed for PFG by GridMarket – in 2023, the company created and launched an onsite generation and backup power system at PFG’s Gilroy, California, facility.

PFG will continue its partnership with GridMarket to continue upgrading facilities across the state and the nation as state and federal mandates continue to push for increased operational resiliency and renewable energy use.