Starbucks will use 100% renewable energy thanks to EGP and Constellation

Published on Wednesday, 28 November 2018

“An increasing number of commercial and industrial customers are choosing renewables as a competitive and clean way to meet their energy needs and they look for customised solutions addressing their specific energy profile.”

– Georgios Papadimitriou, Head of Enel Green Power North America.

The agreements reinforce Starbucks’ commitment to greening their operations through energy and water conservation measures and advancing renewable energy sources through their purchasing practices. It will also enable Starbucks to support the generation of around 48,000 megawatt-hours of wind power from EGP’s HillTopper wind project, enough to brew nearly 100 million cups of coffee, and deliver an annual environmental benefit equivalent to removing nearly 8,000 U.S. passenger vehicles from the road.

“It’s exciting to see Starbucks continue its commitment to play a role in the growth of renewable energy markets. We are identifying and investing in new green power projects that are close to our retail communities and give our store partners a story they can be proud of.”

– Rebecca Zimmer, director of global environmental impact for Starbucks

In addition, the agreement leverages the Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) offering, which increases access to renewable energy for commercial and industrial customers, enabling Starbucks to contribute to the development of HillTopper in Illinois where their stores are located.