Sysco Announces Multi-Site Solar Gardens in Texas Are Operational
The renewable energy sites will support approximately 10 percent of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage
Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today that the Company’s solar garden sites in the Houston and Dallas areas are fully-constructed and operational. The three sites, named collectively “Sysco Power Patch” through an employee naming competition, are part of a 25 megawatt, ten-year renewable energy agreement with a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. The project will support the majority of Sysco’s electricity load in Texas, including its Corporate Headquarters.
The “Sysco Power Patch” sites took six months to build and created 190 jobs during the peak of construction in 2018. The project sites are on 224 total acres and feature 201,792 solar panels. The sites will support approximately 10 percent of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage, achieving half of the Company’s 2025 Responsibility Goal of 20 percent renewable energy by ...
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