Sourcing Renewable Electricity
We are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally sustainable manner. To support that commitment, we are pleased to announce a long-term solar energy contract to address the entirety of our North American electric power load with clean, renewable energy by 2022.
The 15-year, 102 megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) between Charles River and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions will generate approximately 250,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy each year from a new solar field in Pisgah Ridge, Texas. This energy is the equivalent of avoiding carbon dioxide emissions from the annual electricity use of more than 20,000 homes.