Nike has announced that it has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Spain’s Iberdrola to supply 40 MW of wind power from the Cavar wind complex in Navarra, northern Spain to power its facilities in Europe.
This is Nike’s first clean energy agreement in Europe. In total, on both sides of the Atlantic, the global sporting brand now profits from the supply of over 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind power, as per Spanish wind power company.
Iberdrola will shortly start construction on the complex which will see four projects completed by 2020 with a largely capacity of 111 MW.
“All athletes need fresh air and clean water to thrive. Delivering on our sustainability commitments, like working towards 100% renewable energy across our owned and operated facilities worldwide, is just one of the ways we protect the future of the sport,” said Noel Kinder, Nike Chief Sustainability Officer.
“In 2018, we announced that we had contracted for 100% renewable energy in North America, and this latest agreement means we will be operating on 100% renewable energy across Europe by 2020. This means we are delivering against more than 75% of our worldwide goal.”
Xabier Viteri, Director of Renewables at Iberdrola said, “Large businesses with a focus on sustainability are showing that they can be a positive force in tackling climate change. More and more we are seeing companies set themselves tough carbon reduction goals, and Nike is showing leadership in taking action to deliver on those goals.”
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