Mondelēz International, Maker of Oreos, Purchases Major Solar Power

Published on Monday, 21 October 2019

“This agreement demonstrates our commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from our manufacturing footprint around the world - specifically in North America. With our broader goals to eradicate deforestation, it forms a critical element of our sustainable snacking strategy and our contribution to creating a sustainable future”

– Glen Walter, EVP and President North America, Mondelēz International

A Bigger Solar Farm in Texas

We started construction on our Roadrunner Solar Project in March of 2019, and the first phase of the project is set to come online by the end of 2019 and produce 252 MW of solar power. Phase two for the plant will bring the total production up to 497 MW and will be up and running by the end of 2020.

This massive project will be our largest solar plant in the U.S. and will also be the second largest solar plant in Texas: quite a feat considering the state’s abundant solar power. All in all, the Roadrunner project will offset 800,000 tons of CO2 every year. Thanks to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Mondelēz, the clean, renewable power will be used to create snacks more sustainably.

As we push towards a renewable energy future, it’s essential to have partners like Mondelēz International committing to PPAs. These major agreements significantly shift clean power totals for entire industries and help pave the way for the energy of tomorrow.