Dubai: Nestlé has signed agreements with Yellow Door Energy , a leading provider of lease-to-own solar power solutions in Dubai, and ALEC Energy, a DEWA-approved solar contractor, to install solar photovoltaic panels that will provide renewable energy to its three manufacturing sites in Dubai. The agreement, witnessed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA is expected to contribute to the reduction of 6000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The move is in accordance with Nestlé's commitment to the RE100 initiative, a global collaborative initiative of influential businesses committed to using 100% renewable energy.
Once fully operational, the solar power plants are expected to produce 30,000-kilowatt hours of electricity daily, which would contribute to the reduction of 6000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. That's the equivalent of eliminating the carbon emissions of over 1,500 passenger cars for a year or the energy consumption of 800 homes annually. The project was awarded based on market reputation, quality, health and safety, environmental sustainability, supplier network, and corporate business principles.