Bimbo Bakeries Launches Green Energy Initiative

Six California Bakeries Shift to Sustainable Microgrid Systems

  • 26 March 2024
Bimbo Bakeries Launches Green Energy Initiative

Horsham, Pennsylvania - Bimbo Bakeries USA has unveiled an innovative on-site microgrid energy system across six of its California bakeries.

This initiative, developed in partnership with GreenStruxure, harnesses solar power coupled with battery storage to revolutionize the company's energy consumption.

The microgrid installations mark a significant leap towards achieving nearly 20% of the company's energy needs through renewable sources. This translates to a substantial reduction in carbon emissions, estimated at 1,700 CO2e tons annually.

GreenStruxure, a collaboration that includes Schneider Electric, has taken the reins in designing, building, and maintaining these systems.

They ensure transparency and efficiency through their advanced digital platform, optimizing energy use and supporting peak demand management.

Chris Wolfe, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability at Bimbo Bakeries USA, emphasizes the company's commitment to setting a benchmark in environmental stewardship.

As part of the global leader Grupo Bimbo, the initiative aligns with the broader mission to safeguard the planet for future generations.

The selection of the six bakery sites—Montebello, Placentia, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, South San Francisco, and Sacramento—was strategic, focusing on their energy needs, potential for cost savings, and overall impact on decarbonization efforts.

Plans to expand the microgrid systems to additional sites underscore the company's dedication to greener operations.

The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at Montebello bakery celebrated this pivotal step in Bimbo Bakeries USA’s sustainability journey.

The company's recognition as an EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and winner of the Green Power Leadership Award underscores its achievements in promoting renewable energy and reducing environmental impact.

Bimbo Bakeries USA, part of Grupo Bimbo's global network, continues to lead the baking industry not just through quality products but also through its commitment to a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.

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