Reducing Energy Use

We use renewable energy at a number of sites to supplement our power mix.

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Solar

Nestlé Purina has solar arrays at five locations and annually generates over 1 megawatt of solar power, some of which is returned to the local utility.

  • Atlanta
  • Denver
  • Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • Joseph, Mo.
  • Louis

Hydroelectric

Nestlé Purina’s Dunkirk, New York, factory derives 67 percent of its total electricity from renewable sources – mostly hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls.

We Have Implemented Cogeneration

The production of two types of energy – electricity to power the factory and thermal energy to dry litter – from one source, at our Maricopa, California, factory. This allows us to get the most out of the energy that we use there. The 1 megawatt cogeneration unit powers nearly 82 percent of the factory’s electrical usage.

Improving Building Efficiency

At both our factories and our Headquarters, we seek out ways to make improvements to our existing buildings, such as migrating to more energy-efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting, optimizing HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, monitoring energy and sustainability metrics, using “green” cleaning methods, and installing lowwater-use fixtures.