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Anheuser-Busch partners with Enel Green Power: Brewing Budweiser with wind power

Anheuser-Busch partners with Enel Green Power: Brewing Budweiser with wind power

Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, believes that great beer requires a healthy planet. In 2017, the company partnered with Enel Green Power on its first contracted utility-scale renewable energy project globally, a major step forward in delivering on its promise to create purpose beyond brewing. Today, in 2021, the brewer has reached its goal 4 years earlier of brewing all its products using 100% renewable energy.

Partnership

Cheers to sustainability

Central to Anheuser-Busch’s business strategy is sustainability. Understanding that growing the renewable energy market and reducing the company’s carbon emissions are key to long-term success, Anheuser-Busch approached Enel Green Power in search of a purchased renewable electricity solution. The brewing leader was looking to set an industry example of how major companies can help to make a difference in climate change while furthering its ambitious sustainability goals and benefitting the bottom line. 

The solution is a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) at the Budweiser Wind Farm at Thunder Ranch. Enel Green Power designed an agreement whereby Anheuser-Busch purchases 152.5 MW of sustainable energy from the Thunder Ranch Wind Farm in Oklahoma. This partnership is enabling Anheuser-Busch to brew all of the Budweiser made in the US with renewable electricity from wind power, and supported the brewer in reaching its goal of using 100% renewable energy 4 years earlier than the initial target of 2025. Now that’s a partnership we can cheers to!

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Energy 152.5

Energy 152.5 MW of sustainable energy

Production 20

Production 20 Billion 12 oz. beers can be brewed annually with renewable energy

Emissions 400k

Emissions 400k Tons of CO2 emissions avoided each year

Sustainability Highlights

The Big Game

In 2019, Anheuser-Bush took to one of America’s biggest stages to showcase its commitment to renewable energy. During the biggest night in football,the brewer aired an advertisement, “Wind Never Felt Better,” highlighting that Budweiser is made with renewable electricity from wind power

The company took its commitment to sustainability one step further, and supplied the city of Atlanta with enough renewable energy credits to offset the city’s energy consumption for six days. This donation ensured that 100% of the electricity used to power Atlanta the week of the Big Game was sourced from clean, renewable energy from the Budweiser Wind Farm at Thunder Ranch.

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Sustainability highlights

Brewed with Wind? It’s on the Can

As an increasing number of consumers are looking for products made sustainably, Anheuser-Busch is ensuring that beer lovers know that Budweiser is made with 100% renewable energy. In 2018, the company introduced a renewable electricity label on all Budweiser beers made in the US. This symbol shows consumers that their purchases can have a positive impact and everyday actions can make a difference.

 

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