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Bimbo Bakeries USA Launches Multi-Site Microgrid Energy System at Six California Bakeries; Chris Wolfe and Kevin Yavari Comment

Bimbo Bakeries USA Launches Multi-Site Microgrid Energy System at Six California Bakeries; Chris Wolfe and Kevin Yavari Comment


HORSHAM, PA
Friday, March 15th, 2024

Six California bakeries are receiving a sustainable boost. Bimbo Bakeries USA announced the launch of its on-site microgrid system at these locations, developed as part of an Energy Services Agreement with GreenStruxure.

Chris Wolfe, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Bimbo Bakeries USA“It is our responsibility, as part of Grupo Bimbo—the world’s largest baking company, to be a leader in sustainability,” said Chris Wolfe, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability. “Our goal is to protect and preserve the planet. The microgrid systems at these six bakeries are another step in lowering our overall carbon footprint.”

These six microgrid systems are providing nearly 20 percent of Bimbo’s energy usage and saving the company an estimated 1,700 CO2e Tons per year. GreenStruxure, which operates, and maintains the system, gives Bimbo full transparency on the portfolio’s performance through its digital platform, including zero carbon energy, peak demand management, and optimized use of energy.

Bimbo Bakeries USA announced the launch of its on-site microgrid system at six locationsThe six California bakeries—Montebello, Placentia, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, South San Francisco, and Sacramento—were chosen based on their energy intensity, increasing utility electricity costs, and highest decarbonization impact. The companies are also working on additional sites for future deployment, a press release stated.

Kevin Yavari, Senior Regional Manager of Environmental Sustainability for the Western United States, Bimbo Bakeries USA“Our new microgrid systems will help contribute to California’s efforts to expand the use of renewable energy in the State,” said Kevin Yavari, Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability. “We support the state’s clean energy mission and will continue to look for ways we can back these efforts.”

To recognize this momentous achievement in the company’s sustainability commitments, Bimbo hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Montebello bakery, home to the largest of the six microgrids.

Bimbo, a member of RE100, is an EPA Green Power Partner and has been recognized as an EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for six consecutive years, the release went on to note. In 2022, Bimbo won the Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding clean energy initiatives and impact on the green power market.

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