The GIANT company recently announced a long-term renewable energy supply agreement with Constellation, a leading competitive supplier of energy and energy solutions, to power its operations in Pennsylvania, including select stores, gas stations and distribution of perishable foodstuffs, with renewable energy. The deal will help The GIANT Company avoid more than 100,000 metric tonnes of Scope 2 carbon emissions associated with its energy use each year, the equivalent of taking nearly 24,000 cars off the road, according to the reports. US EPA estimates.
Backed by the commitment of The GIANT Company, Constellation entered into separate long-term power purchase agreements to procure a total of 80 megawatts of renewable energy. The solar projects, which will be developed by Pine Gate Renewables, are expected to go into commercial operation between June 2022 and January 2024.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for these projects are not included in this agreement and will be treated separately. GIANT will receive approximately 155 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year through the long-term power purchase agreement, with this energy offset by Green-eÂ® Energy certified CERs from renewable facilities located across states. -United.
âSupporting renewable energy projects like solar power is one of the many ways The GIANT Company strives to heal the planet for the families we serve today and in the future,â said Nicholas Bertram, President of The GIANT Company. âThis project is an important step in further reducing our Scope 2 carbon emissions and achieving our overall sustainability goals. It reaffirms our commitment to be a sustainable grocer and responsible steward of the communities we serve, while creating jobs and economic benefits for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
To simplify the purchase, The GIANT Company will use a clean energy solution from Constellation that helps develop and increase businesses’ access to large-scale offsite renewable energy projects by removing barriers associated with agreements. traditional off-site electricity purchase.
âWe congratulate The GIANT Company for supporting the development of new renewable energy assets through its true commitment to sustainability,â said Mark Huston, president of Constellation’s national retail division. âWe are delighted to help The GIANT Company achieve its carbon reduction targets while having a positive impact on the environment.
In June 2020, The GIANT Company completed a two-phase solar project at its headquarters in Carlisle, Pa. That includes a 625 kW rooftop solar panel and a seven-acre pollinator-friendly solar field enough to generate renewable energy for the entire campus. The GIANT Company was also the first grocery retailer and the first participant from Pennsylvania to participate in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s InSPIRE study, where scientists measure and track the performance of pollinator-friendly ground cover for applications in future solar energy projects.
Representing The GIANT Company, Amerex Energy Services worked with Constellation to design and implement this renewable product structure.
To learn more about how The GIANT Company is helping the planet heal, visit Giantfoodstores.com/pages/our-purpose.