Nestlé Hosts its First On-site Wind TurbinesPublished by JCB on May 06 2013
Nestlé is celebrating its first wind energy project in the world with the hosting of two wind turbines at its Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) bottling plant in Cabazon, CA. The turbines will provide wind power for 30 percent of the facility where the company produces its Arrowhead and Nestle Pure Life brand bottled waters.
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 U.S. 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.
NWNA partnered with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and Foundation Windpower to site and host and commission the wind turbines. Foundation Windpower installs, operates and owns the wind turbines, and its associated environmental attributes, and NWNA purchases the power produced directly and receives renewable energy credits from Foundation Windpower, reducing the company's power needs from the Southern California power grid.