Anheuser-Busch to Brew its Domestic Beer with 100% Renewable Energy by 2021

by | Jun 4, 2019

Anheuser-Busch recently announced it will be achieving its 100% renewable purchased electricity goal by 2021, upon the completion of a 2,000-acre solar energy facility. This 222 MWac project is the largest in scale for any US beverage company and, once complete, Anheuser-Busch’s portfolio of domestic beer brands will be brewed with 100% renewable electricity from solar and wind power.

Through a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Anheuser-Busch and Recurrent Energy, a solar developer, Anheuser-Busch will purchase the renewable electricity credits from the energy delivered to the grid by the new solar energy facility being built in Pecos County, Texas.

To commemorate this achievement, Anheuser-Busch President and CEO Michel Doukeris will be signing the world’s longest contract, for five billion years, with the sun. Using the heat of the sun itself, he will burn his signature into the agreement at Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery in Fairfield, California.

The new solar energy facility will be fully operational by 2021 and is expected to generate 650 GWhrs of energy annually — providing enough electricity to brew 20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer a year.

This announcement follows on the heels of Budweiser becoming the first Anheuser-Busch brand and the first major beer brand in the US to be brewed with 100% renewable electricity from wind power in 2018.


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