Nike Signs First Wind Power PPA in Europe

The global sporting brand now benefits from the supply of over 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind power.

Nike Wind Power Europe

Nike, the global sporting brand, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Spain’s Iberdrola to source 40 MW of wind power from the Cavar wind complex in Navarra, northern Spain to power its facilities in Europe.

This is Nike’s first clean energy agreement in Europe. In total, on both sides of the Atlantic, the global sporting brand now benefits from the supply of over 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind power, according to the Spanish wind power company.

Iberdrola will soon start construction on the complex which will see four projects completed by 2020 with an overall capacity of 111 MW.

“All athletes need fresh air and clean water to thrive. Delivering on our sustainability commitments, like working towards 100% renewable energy across our owned and operated facilities worldwide, is just one of the ways we protect the future of the sport,” said Noel Kinder, Nike Chief Sustainability Officer. “In 2018, we announced that we had contracted for 100% renewable energy in North America, and this latest agreement means we will be operating on 100% renewable energy across Europe by 2020. This means we are delivering against more than 75% of our worldwide goal.”

In the US, the deals between Nike and Avangrid Renewables (a subsidiary of Iberdrola) include 100 MW of wind power supplied from the Karankawa Wind Farm in Texas and 69 MW from the Leaning Juniper and Juniper Canyon wind facilities for its Global HQ in Oregon. Nike with these deals sources100 percent RE across their owned or operated facilities in North America.

Xabier Viteri, Director of Renewables at Iberdrola said, “Large businesses with a focus on sustainability are showing that they can be a positive force in tackling climate change. More and more we are seeing companies set themselves tough carbon reduction goals, and Nike is showing leadership in taking action to deliver on those goals.”

"Want to be featured here or have news to share? Write to info[at]saurenergy.com
Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

      SUBSCRIBE NEWS LETTER
Scroll