Brunswick to offset global electricity usage

Brunswick Corporation has agreed a virtual power purchase agreement with Vesper Energy to offset a majority of the company’s projected electricity use through clean solar energy.

Under the multi-year agreement, Vesper, developer of utility-scale renewable energy assets, will deliver an estimated 57MW of renewable energy annually to the North American grid. The solar energy will be generated from Vesper’s 500MW hornet solar project in Texas, which is targeted to be fully operational by the end of 2023.

Vesper has commercialised over 680MW of solar projects in the U.S. and has an existing 3GW solar and 2.5 GWh energy storage development pipeline.

“We are proud to take the next step toward reducing our carbon footprint by entering into a contract with Vesper,” says Dave Foulkes, Brunswick CEO. “We understand the impact our businesses and products have on the environment and supporting the addition of more clean power to the grid is an excellent opportunity for us to continue leading the way in sustainable, responsible business practices.”

Brunswick recently announced a major expansion at its manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico

Brunswick says the commitment will diversify its renewable energy portfolio, which also includes on-site solar power systems at the company’s Mercury Marine headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and European headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium.

In December, Brunswick revealed a major expansion plan at its manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico, which will increase its production capability by close to 60 per cent. This was the fourth major expansion for the Brunswick Boat Group in 2021 and is consistent with the company’s announced plans to increase capacity efficiently. 

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