On Monday, Einstein Bros. Bagels announced that it had reached a renewable energy agreement with ENGIE Resources LLC. Through the year 2023, the company’s stores in Texas will be powered by ENGIE North America’s Live Oak Wind Project in Schleicher County, Texas, which will provide approximately 4,180 megawatt-hours annually.
“We are excited to add wind-generated energy to our energy supply mix and are equally as delighted to partner with ENGIE Resources on this GREEN energy contract. We look forward to the future of renewable and sustainable energy sources coming to the market,” says Susan Scheuermann, energy manager for Einstein Bros. Bagels.
According to the company, the renewable energy credits in this agreement represent the environmental benefits equal to the displacement of more than 28,000 barrels of oil consumed or the carbon sequestered by 322,000 tree seedlings grown for a decade.
“Until recently, the retail energy sector did not offer a solution with physical renewable energy directly sourced from a local renewable asset to a portfolio of small facilities like bakeries,” says ENGIE Resources Senior Vice President Graham Leith. “We’re proud to introduce a solution to a customer known for its own retail innovation.”