With the VPPA, lululemon's first, the company will achieve its RE100 goal by 2021 through renewable energy credits.
"lululemon is committed to helping create an apparel industry that is both sustainable and inclusive, and addresses the serious implications of climate change, including working toward a net-zero future and cutting carbon emissions across our value chain," said Esther Speck, VP Sustainable Business and Impact, lululemon. "Science clearly shows the urgent need to act now. That's why, among others, we've partnered with Enel Green Power North America to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and reduce our emissions footprint. This agreement is an important milestone on our journey toward cleaner energy and a healthier planet."
The 79-turbine Azure Sky Wind and Storage project, located in North Texas, features a 350 MW wind project paired with 137 MW of battery storage, one of the largest battery storage systems in the world. The project is expected to be operational in the first half of 2022.