Nestlé is celebrating its first wind energy project in the world with the hosting of two wind turbines at its Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) bottling plant in, California (US). The turbines will provide wind power for 30% of the facility where the company produces its Arrowhead and Nestlé Pure Life brand bottled waters.
Michael Washburn, vice president of sustainability for NWNA, said: “Hosting wind turbines at our bottling plants is a critical step for Nestle Waters to support the increased use of renewable energy. “This latest effort in conjunction with our partnership with Foundation Windpower is consistent with our practices to reduce our environmental footprint.”
NWNA chose this location for its turbines, along the I-10 corridor in southern California, because of the high wind potential. The two 1.6 megawatt GE wind turbines in Cabazon will produce an average of 12,900,000 kilowatt hours annually, powering the equivalent of 1,100 US homes.
The project will also save 7,320 tons of CO2 emissions, offsetting the equivalent emissions from 20,687 oil barrels and saving the equivalent of 1,897 acres of trees, the company said.