Pernod Ricard Winemakers has committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity at all its Australia sites by mid-2019. The company recently completed the first stage of its 2.8MW solar installation project at its Barossa Valley Winery, switching on 1MW of solar-generated electricity. When completed by the middle of next year, the installation will supply 20 percent of Pernod Ricard’s annual electricity usage, generating approximately 4,000 MWh of renewable electricity in the first year.
To reach 100 percent renewable electricity, the company has signed a 10-year Virtual Generation Agreement with wholesale electricity retailer Flow Power to connect the business with renewable electricity sources, making the winery the first company in South Australia connected to offsite wind and solar farms.
Learn more about sustainability at ProFood Tech, March 26–28, 2019, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.