Friday, February 23, 2024

Molson Coors transitions Fort Worth brewery to 100% renewable electricity

Molson Coors Beverage Company is moving its Fort Worth brewery to wind-powered, 100% renewable electricity this month, putting it closer to meeting its 2025 sustainability goals and ultimately its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

The company has signed a long-term agreement with EDF Energy Services to receive approximately 72,000 megawatts of power generated by the King Creek Wind Farm in north-central Texas, which went online late last year.

Fort Worth becomes Molson Coors’ first brewery in North America to be powered by 100% renewable electricity. The company’s UK business switched to 100% wind power in 2021.

“We work hard to make sure our brewery is efficient and a good steward of the environment. This project helps us achieve both,” says Jim Crawford, the brewery’s general manager. “We’re seeing more and more wind-energy projects across Texas, and it’s exciting that our brewery is supplied by one of them.”

The deal with EDF Energy Services ensures the brewery will have a reliable source of power – even when the wind isn’t blowing. The brewery’s power will be delivered via the local power grid with no change in service.

Rachel Schneider, Molson Coors’ vice president of sustainability, said: “Fort Worth is our fifth-largest brewery, and it represents about 6% of our total direct emissions. Getting Fort Worth to 100% market-based renewables for electricity will have a measurable impact for us as a company.”

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