PepsiCo has announced plans to achieve 100% electricity for its U.S. operations this year. The company cited the threat of climate change as its biggest driver for switching to renewable energy. This move signals a significant shift by manufacturers to responsibly source energy and reduce emissions. According to a recent Nielsen report, consumers are also paying attention – companies with sustainability initiatives are growing faster than the ones that do not. “No matter what, sustainability is no longer a niche play: your bottom-line and brand growth depend on it,” the report states.
Alliant Energy understands this growing focus on sustainable energy and is working to meet these companies’ needs. The company recently announced a suite of renewable options that enables businesses in its Iowa and Wisconsin service area to meet 100% of their energy usage.
“We’re accelerating our transition to a clean energy future and putting renewable energy to work for our customers,” said John Larsen, Chairman, President and CEO of Alliant Energy.
With several offerings, companies can mix and match the different options to best fit their needs. Customers can even establish their own dedicated solar projects without needing internal expertise. Alliant Energy will build and maintain solar projects on behalf of customers.
Alliant Energy also leases space from customers for rooftop or ground-mounted solar and battery installations. Companies can turn their property into a source of income and demonstrate their commitment to renewable energy.
Several community solar sites across Wisconsin and Iowa are also in the works. Anyone interested in supporting sustainable energy can buy in. Participants can buy blocks in a local project and cover up to 100% of their usage.
Read more about Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Blueprint in our Powering What’s Next plan.