Recently, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc said that in order to reduce dependency on grid electricity produced from fossil fuels, its manufacturing plants would shift to renewable energy.
The company said that it signed a deal for the installation of solar panels in its Batangas, Cebu and Davao manufacturing plants. For this, it has tapped India’s SunSource Energy to improve plant electricity cost and minimize the company’s impact on the environment.
Pepsi-Cola Philippines is looking at a reduction in the use of grid electricity to up to 30 percent.
Frederick D. Ong, PCPPI president and CEO commented – “More than reducing our plant operating costs, adopting green energy solutions will also positively impact the environment. With solar power, we will be able to lessen air pollution and reduce our overall carbon footprint.”
Solar panel installation is expected to be completed by the end of the year. This shift was the first of three phases of its plan to use solar panels in all of its 12 plants across the country.