Sunday, July 14, 2024

‘Sustainability Emphasized with Renewable Energy Microgrids’


GreenStruxure, an Energy-as-a-service (EaaS) company, has successfully implemented onsite renewable energy microgrids for Bimbo Bakeries USA in California. This initiative is part of Bimbo Bakeries’ commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

EaaS is an innovative model that removes development and operational risks for businesses. GreenStruxure is responsible for designing, building, operating, and maintaining onsite microgrids to provide clients with cost-effective, sustainable, reliable, and resilient electricity under long-term energy services agreements.

The installation of renewable energy microgrid systems at six California bakeries (Montebello, Placentia, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, South San Francisco, and Sacramento) is a strategic move towards sustainability. This project, financed by ClearGen LLC (a Blackstone company), aims to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 20% and increase energy efficiency.

Jose Lorenzo Lista, CEO of GreenStruxure, emphasized the importance of Energy as a Service in helping companies mitigate risks and reduce their environmental impact. By utilizing solar panels and battery storage, Bimbo Bakeries USA is taking a significant step towards lowering their overall carbon footprint and embracing a more sustainable future.

Chris Wolfe, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability at Bimbo Bakeries USA, underlined the company’s commitment to environmental conservation. The microgrid systems installed at the bakeries showcase how green technology can revolutionize energy consumption and minimize environmental harm.

In addition to the onsite microgrid project, Bimbo Bakeries USA has also focused on sustainability in its vehicle fleet operations, incorporating electric walk-in vans to further reduce its environmental footprint.

This collaboration between GreenStruxure and Bimbo Bakeries USA exemplifies a dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices in the business sector. By leveraging renewable energy solutions, companies can create a positive impact on the environment while improving operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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