BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Whirlpool Corp. reports that it has entered into a second wind Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) to accelerate progress toward its commitment to reach Net Zero (scopes 1 and 2) emissions in its plants and operations by 2030.
This latest agreement with ENGIE North America will represent 53 megawatts of clean, renewable wind energy over 12 years.
To meet its 2030 goals, Whirlpool is maximizing previous investments in onsite renewable energy and making energy-efficient upgrades across its manufacturing plants while also investing in off-site renewable energy opportunities through Virtual Power Purchase Agreements that provide clean, renewable energy to the grid for its consumers.
“Building on our long history of improved environmental performance, Whirlpool Corp. is accelerating our commitment to sustainable operations through investments like these VPPA agreements in off-site renewable energy, manufacturing plant retrofits, and ongoing energy, water, and waste reduction projects,” says Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations and Sustainability Pam Klyn.
“This project is an important part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, adding clean, renewable energy to the electrical grid while helping to reduce the company’s carbon footprint,” says Whirlpool Corp. Director of Sustainability Ron Voglewede. “When this VPPA with ENGIE becomes fully operational in 2023, we expect to offset 100% of our U.S. plant electricity emissions.”
In February, Whirlpool joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Climate Challenge, targeting a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 50% within 10 years and collaborating with the DOE and other organizations to cut carbon and save energy.
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