Enel to sell 360 GW hours of green power to Kellogg

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Europe’s biggest utility Enel has agreed to sell 360 gigawatt hours of green power a year to Kellogg Company to help the U.S. food giant reach climate targets.

The two companies signed a 100 megawatt virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for electricity delivered into the grid from Enel’s Azure Sky wind-and-storage project in Texas.

The amount is equal to half the electricity used by Kellogg in its manufacturing facilities across North America.

The food producer, which is committed to having 100 percent green energy in its operations by 2050, said the deal would help it reach 50 percent of its global Better Days goal to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent.

“This… demonstrates to investors, stakeholders and our consumers that we are taking swift action to address climate change,” Kellogg’s Chief Sustainability Officer Amy Senter said.

VPPAs are increasingly used by U.S. companies to bolster their green credentials and lock in prices for their energy.

Enel’s 350 MW wind farm in Texas, coupled with some 137 MW of battery storage, is the Italian utility’s third hybrid project in the United States and will start operation in the first half of next year.

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