P&G and ENGIE Collaborate to Reduce Emissions with New Renewable Energy Project
During Climate Week 2022, Procter & Gamble and ENGIE North America (ENGIE) announced P&G’s newest and largest solar energy Power Purchase Agreement. The 200 MW Partnership with renewable energy partner, ENGIE North America located in Hill County, Texas, helps progress P&G's ambition to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our operations and supply chain by 2040, while supporting the local agricultural ecosystem.
The new Sun Valley project in Hill County, Texas (65 miles southwest of Dallas), is expected to remove harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electricity grid each year. Through the agreement, ENGIE will supply P&G with more than 530,000 MWh of renewable power annually – enough renewable electricity to power 1 in every 3 residences in P&G’s headquarters’ city of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Local Legacy, Global Impact
The 200 MW project is the largest global agreement that P&G has developed with ENGIE and will also become a long-term contributor to the 36,000 residents of the Hill County community and to nature. The project is expected to support job creation, local community and school resources. The project will also support the natural ecosystem. A portion of the land will be planted with locally appropriate vegetation that supports pollinators, such as butterflies and bees. Up to 1,500 head of sheep will also graze the Sun Valley site, providing natural vegetation management around and under the solar installation.
“At Procter & Gamble, we believe we can be a force for growth and a force for good in the world, and a critical proof point for that impact is that we’re adopting sustainability into all facets of our operation,” says Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer. “Building partnerships to reduce our carbon footprint helps us to deliver products for our consumers in a sustainable way and advance our goal to address the challenges we face in achieving our desired impact. We couldn’t be more excited to launch this project with ENGIE and to align in reaching our shared goals.”
“The transition to renewable energy is part of P&G’s comprehensive plan to accelerate action toward net-zero GHG emissions by 2040,” says Nate Nelson, Purchasing Director, Global Energy Purchases. “Investing in and partnering to build new renewable power projects that bring long-term, zero emissions renewable energy online is vital to help us advance our goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity. We look forward to expanding our work with ENGIE on projects like Sun Valley that progress our strategy and provide benefits to the local community.”
Protecting Our Planet, Our Shared Home
The agreement with ENGIE North America (N.A.), a subsidiary of ENGIE S.A., a global leader in the transition to renewable energy, is part of P&G’s comprehensive plan to accelerate action related to climate change, which was announced last September. P&G has set an ambition to achieve net zero GHG emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040, as well as interim 2030 goals, including 100% purchased renewable electricity.
“We are very much in the ‘era of renewables,’ and the clear targets set by P&G reflect the acceleration of that trend - we are honored to build on our long-standing relationship with them,” said Dave Carroll, Chief Renewables Officer, ENGIE North America.
Together, our partnership demonstrates the power of collaboration and innovation to drive sustainable solutions that positively impact all people and our planet.