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Clorox to achieve about 50% of its renewable electricity goal

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The Clorox Company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America announced the signing of a 12-year, 70 MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the purchase of renewable energy beginning in 2021.

Representing about half of Clorox's 100% renewable electricity goal in its operations in the US and Canada, this agreement is expected to help Clorox accelerate achieving its goal in 2021, four years ahead of the company's original plan.

The 70 MW VPPA between Clorox and Enel Green Power North America for the purchase of renewable energy delivered to the electricity grid is for the second phase of Enel's Roadrunner solar project to be built in Texas. Roadrunner is a 497 MW DC solar project that is being built in two phases. The first phase, currently under construction, comprises around 252 MW DC and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, while the remaining 245 MW DC of capacity is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Once fully operational, the solar plant could generate up to 1.2 million MWh annually, while avoiding an estimated 800 000 tpy of CO2 emissions.

Based on the US Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, this VPPA is estimated to avoid approximately 140 000 tpy of CO2 emissions.

Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services advised Clorox on this power purchase agreement and supported the company in its project selection, analysis, negotiations and deal execution.

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