Walmart announces new clean energy projects

US retail giant Walmart has announced new commitments which will result in the construction of nearly 1 gigawatt of new clean energy projects across the US.

The retailer said these projects will increase access to clean energy, create local jobs and help save money on energy costs.

The news builds on a Walmart’s existing portfolio which consists of over 600 onsite and offsite renewable energy projects in operations or under development in over 10 countries.

Two new solar projects have been developed in partnership with Pivot Energy and Reactivate, which will produce around 160,00 MWh of clean energy per year when they are operational

Walmart has also executed several clean energy agreements directly with utilities to add new clean energy capacity within those service areas resulting in an additional 77 MW of capacity in Louisiana, Michigan and Texas.

Vishal Kapadia, senior vice president energy transformation, said that an energy system that is emission free and enables energy resilience benefits businesses, customers and the planet.

“Our commitment to enable 10 GW of new clean energy projects by 2030 – enough electricity to power the equivalent of over 2 million households – is designed to serve customers and communities and power our growth,” he said.

“Walmart will continue to seek out investments that allow us to expand clean energy capacity and help customers and communities save money and live better, contributing to a more sustainable future.”

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