The Clorox Company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America have signed a 12-year, 70 MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the purchase of renewable energy beginning in 2021.
Representing about half of Clorox’s 100% renewable electricity goal in its operations in the U.S. and Canada, this agreement is expected to help Clorox accelerate achieving its goal in 2021, four years ahead of the company’s original plan.
“Our agreement with Enel helps to expand U.S. renewable energy infrastructure, reflecting our view that companies like Clorox play an important role in addressing global climate change,” says Benno Dorer, chair and CEO, The Clorox Company.
The 70 MW VPPA is for the second phase of Enel’s Roadrunner solar project in Texas. Roadrunner is a 497 MW DC project that is being built in two phases. The first phase, currently under construction, comprises around 252 MW and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, while the remaining 245 MW of capacity is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Once fully operational, the solar plant could generate up to 1.2 TWh of electricity annually.
Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services advised Clorox on the power purchase agreement and supported the company in its project selection, analysis, negotiations and deal execution.