Geothermal energy to power factories of food giant Nestlé in the Philippines

Nestle KitKat chocolate bar (source: flickr/ Howard Lake, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 6 Aug 2019

Food production giant Nestlé in the Philippines signs new 17 MW renewable energy electricity supply contract with Aboitiz Power to be fuelled by the MakBan geothermal power plant.

With an increasing move to source renewable energy for their operations, large corporations take increasing steps to support UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Now it is reported that food producing giant Nestlé has signed a new power purchase agreement with AboitizPower on the supply of 17 MW of electricity generated by the MakBan geothermal power plant by Aboitiz.

As a leader in the food and beverage industry, Nestlé Philippines has programs and projects in place to realize its goal of minimizing environmental impact. These include its initiative to use clean and renewable energy.

Nestlé has already switched to renewable power in 2017 in partnership with Aboitiz Power.

Currently, AboitizPower is also delivering Cleanergy to two other Nestlé factories in Cabuyao, Laguna and Tanauan, Batangas, as well as its corporate administrative office in Makati City, Metro Manila.

“We are committed to environmentally sustainable business practices and strive to minimize our environmental impact. In this regard, we are happy to be working with AboitizPower,” Nestlé Philippines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kais Marzouki said.

The two organizations celebrated their partnership with the recent awarding of the Cleanergy plaque by AboitizPower to Nestlé Philippines at Rockwell, Makati City.

Juan Alejandro Aboitiz, AboitizPower first vice president for Energy Trading and Sales, said the company is honored to be the power partner of choice of a trusted global entity like Nestlé, with the two organizations sharing the same level of commitment to sustainability, while serving the needs of their customers.

“It is an honor for AboitizPower to be able to contribute to Nestlé’s purpose, which is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. With customers like Nestlé, who are leaders in their industries, we are driven to grow our portfolio of Cleanergy and further improve the quality of our services so we can serve them better,” Aboitiz said.

AboitizPower sustains the growth of its Cleanergy portfolio to meet the rapidly increasing energy demand of its customers.

“We fully support the government’s thrust for renewable energy and with the continued growth of our Cleanergy portfolio, AboitizPower is well-positioned to participate in RE market,” Aboitiz added.

Source: SunStar