CARLISLE, Pennsylvania. âThe GIANT company has entered in a long-term renewable energy supply agreement with Constellation, a leading provider of energy solutions, to power its operations in Pennsylvania, including certain stores, gas stations and distribution centers for perishable products using renewable energies.
The new deal will help The GIANT Company avoid more than 100,000 metric tonnes of Scope 2 carbon emissions associated with its energy use each year, the equivalent of taking nearly 24,000 cars off the road, according to the reports. US EPA estimates.
Backed by the commitment of The GIANT Company, Constellation entered into separate long-term power purchase agreements to procure a total of 80 megawatts of renewable energy. The solar projects, which will be developed by Pine Gate Renewables, are expected to go into commercial operation between June 2022 and January 2024.
The GIANT Company will receive approximately 155 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year from the long-term power purchase agreement, with this energy matched by Green-e Energy-certified CERs from renewable facilities located across the United States
âSupporting renewable energy projects like solar power is one of the many ways The GIANT Company strives to heal the planet for the families we serve today and in the future,â said Nicholas Bertram, President of The GIANT Company. âThis project is an important step in reducing our Scope 2 carbon emissions and in achieving our overall sustainable development goals. It reaffirms our commitment to be a sustainable grocer and responsible steward of the communities we serve, while creating jobs and economic benefits for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.