Inside the History of American Industry
The PPA model offered by Enel Green Power is proving to be very successful, and many of the key examples come from the United States.
Kohler Co. is one of the oldest and largest private American companies. A multi-national company in the manufacturing sector founded in 1873, it has developed its business worldwide in the last 140 years by preserving its family culture and the ability to innovate led by its founder, John Michael Kohler.
The multi-national company, which lends its name to the town where its headquarters are located in Wisconsin, will use the 100 MW of energy purchased from EGP's Diamond Vista wind project to meet 100% of the electricity demand needed to power its activities in the United States and Canada, including 85 factories, offices and warehouses.
Kohler predicts that renewable energy purchased through PPAs signed with Enel Green Power will reduce its overall emissions of greenhouse gases by over 25%.
The collaboration with EGP “is a component of our global strategy to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions” explains Rob Zimmerman, Director of Sustainability for Kohler Co. Thanks to the renewable energy from the Diamond Vista wind farm, “we will continue to focus on energy efficiency, we will implement new production processes and we will develop new products that require less energy consumption to make”.