Eaton Adding Multiple Clean Energy Projects to Power Operations in China, Italy, and Puerto Rico

July 1, 2024
These projects are part of Eaton's larger energy transition approach of "Everything is a Grid", which allows for flexible energy systems and states that there is not a one-size fits all approach to decarbonization

Eaton, a power management company, is developing multiple clean energy projects across Puerto Rico, China, and France to help the company reduce its energy costs and achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2030.

“Now is the time to act boldly on sustainability. Our latest clean energy projects will help us accelerate our decarbonization goals while improving operational efficiency and costs. This is just the beginning, and there will be many more renewable projects to come," said Harold Jones, Eaton's Chief Sustainability Officer and EVP.

Eaton's newest clean energy projects will ultimately add to the total number of onsite renewable energy deployments powering the company's operations. This includes:

  • A clean energy microgrid project in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, that will add solar generation and storage to reduce the company's carbon footprint and strengthen energy resiliency for manufacturing.
  • A solar photovoltaic installation at Eaton's facility in Jining, China, which is helping to create sustainable power and reduce the facility's carbon footprint.
  • Multiple solar carports at various company locations in France to adhere to upcoming regulatory mandates.

When combined with preexisting sustainability measures, Eaton can now reduce its annual emissions by more than 20,000 metric tons.

These projects are part of Eaton's larger energy transition approach, "Everything is a Grid," which allows for flexible energy systems and states that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to decarbonization. 

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Breanna Sandridge, Senior Editor

Breanna Sandridge is senior editor for EnergyTech and Microgrid Knowledge, both part of the energy group at Endeavor Business Media.

Prior to that, Breanna was managing editor for Machinery Lubrication and Reliable Plant magazines, both part of Noria Corp. She has two years experience covering the industrial sector.

She also is a 2021 graduate of Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) with a Bachelor's in English.