NRG Energy Inc. has signed a deal with Unilever U.S. Inc. to assist the latter in producing renewable energy capacity for all energy use at its sites by 2020.
Unilever U.S. already purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for all of its sites through renewable energy certificates (RECs). According to the arrangement, NRG will help Unilever develop on-site and off-site renewable energy generating capacity to meet its demand.
NRG says it will employ various alternative energy technologies that will be scalable and transferable to other industry sectors.
‘This transformational partnership with NRG to move all of our U.S. operations to 100 percent renewable energy will make our business more resilient, sustainable and profitable,’ says Kees Kruythoff, president, Unilever North America. ‘It is our hope and expectation that our collaboration with NRG will also inspire a broader acceleration and uptake of renewable energy technologies.’