Anheuser-Busch announced plans this week for what will become the largest solar project at a brewery in the U.S. — part of a $64 million investment in the company’s Los Angeles facility.
The solar project will generate 10% of the brewery’s total electricity use and create 16 new jobs at the facility. Anheuser-Busch’s Los Angeles brewery supports more than 100 brands.
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“With this investment, we are continuing our support for the local economy and reaffirming our leadership on sustainability and product innovation,” said Eric Gutierrez, senior general manager of the Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles brewery. “Reducing our environmental impact while at the same time adding jobs and expanding our ability to brew some of America’s most beloved brands is a “win-win” for the Los Angeles community.”
Construction on the solar project is currently underway and is expected to be completed later this year, the company said.