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Wind power to fuel regional Nestle facilities

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Nestle Purina PetCare in Orefield and NestleUSA and Nestlé Waters North America in Upper Macungie and Mechanicsburg will be going greener thanks to a partnership that Nestle in the U.S. announced Monday between it and EDP Renewables, a leading wind energy producer.

The 15-year power purchase agreement will provide about 80 percent of the electricity load for those Nestle facilities.

With the addition of the energy from the wind farm, 20 percent of the electricity Nestlé uses in the U.S. will come from renewable sources in 2019.

Nestle said its goal is to eventually procure 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.

Nestle said the agreement is part of its overall goal toward sustainability. This renewable energy project also will help Nestle cut energy costs, avoid the volatility of fossil fuel prices and remain competitive.

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