Electric utility company NRG Energy and consumer goods company Unilever formed a renewable energy partnership.
Unilever U.S. already purchases all of its electricity from renewable energy sources for all of its sites through renewable energy certificates (RECs), which are credits for using energy from third-party renewable energy sources.
Now, through this partnership, NRG will help Unilever take the next step beyond RECs by providing solutions for onsite and offsite renewable power resulting in 100 percent clean energy for all energy use at Unilever U.S. sites by 2020.
Through the partnership, NRG will employ various alternative energy technologies that will be scalable and transferable to other industry sectors. This approach will further demonstrate NRG’s commitment to creating a sustainable energy future for companies and consumers.
NRG and Unilever will share periodic updates on the progress of the collaboration.