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Brazilian company Ambev to use power from renewable sources in all its 33 plants




Brazilian Brewing company Ambev SA has announced plans to use power from renewable sources in all its plants within the next two years.


It informed that all of its 33 plants will have electricity from wind farms in Northeastern Brazil.


The company's decision comes after its signing of new power supply contracts. It has inked deal with the energy companies Engie Brasil Energia, Neoenergia SA and 2W Energia.


According to the company, its agreement with Engie is for the 212.6-MW Conjunto Eolico Trairi wind farm, while 2W Energia’s agreement covers the 260.4-MW Kairos wind park. Similarly, Neoenergia’s agreement is related to the 566.5-MW Oitis wind power complex.


The first two plants are located in Ceara state while the last one covers the states of Bahia and Piaui.


Ambev SA aims to meet 100% of its power demand through renewables by 2025. The company further plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.


According to Rodrigo Figueiredo, VP Procurement & Sustainability at Ambev, the company is developing solar plants at its distribution centres as well.

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