Nestle hosts its first two on-site wind turbines in the world at Cabazon, Calif., bottled water plant

  Nestle hosts its first two on-site wind turbines in the world at Cabazon,
                         Calif., bottled water plant

Wind energy will power 30 percent of facility, as part of Nestle Waters North
America's long-term renewable energy plan

PR Newswire

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 26, 2013

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nestle is celebrating its
firstwind energy project in the world today with the hosting of two wind
turbines at its Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) bottling plant in Cabazon,
Calif. The turbines will provide wind power for 30 percent of the facility
where the company produces its Arrowhead® and Nestle® Pure Life® brand bottled

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"Hosting wind turbines at our bottling plants is a critical step for Nestle
Waters to support the increased use of renewable energy," said Michael
Washburn, Vice President of Sustainability for NWNA. "This latest effort in
conjunction with our partnership with Foundation Windpower is consistent with
our practices to reduce our environmental footprint."

NWNA chose this location for its turbines, along the I-10 corridor in southern
California, because of the high wind potential. The two 1.6 megawatt GE wind
turbines in Cabazon will produce an average of 12,900,000 kilowatt hours
annually, powering the equivalent of 1,100 U.S. homes. The project will also
save 7,320 tons of CO[2] emissions, offsetting the equivalent emissions from
20,687 oil barrels and saving the equivalent of 1,897 acres of trees.

NWNA partnered with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and Foundation
Windpower to site and host and commission the wind turbines. Foundation
Windpower installs, operates and owns the wind turbines, and its associated
environmental attributes, and NWNA purchases the power produced directly and
receives renewable energy credits from Foundation Windpower, reducing the
company's power needs from the Southern California power grid. 

"We're pleased to partner with Nestle Waters North America to help advance
renewable energy efforts in Cabazon," said Matt Wilson, chief executive
officer of Foundation Windpower. "Nestle Waters' leadership in sustainability
is an important example of how corporations can make a sizable difference in
managing natural resources and creating job growth in the green sector."

The installation of the wind turbines in Cabazon is part of NWNA's long-term
renewable energy plan. NWNA was the first beverage manufacturer in the country
to build U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design® (LEED) certified plants. In 2004, the Cabazon plant earned a LEED
Silver Rating. Today, the company has 10 LEED-certified facilities, covering
3.7 million square feet and diverting 22,000 tons of waste material from

In addition, NWNA produces 98 percent of its single-serve PET plastic bottles
on-site at company bottling facilities, saving 6.6 million gallons of fuel per
year through reduced transportation requirements.

To watch the installation of the two turbines, please visit NWNA's YouTube

For more information about NWNA's commitment to sustainability, please visit

About Nestle Waters North America
The availability of healthful beverages is more important than ever, and
Nestle Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of
bottled waters. The company's bottled water brands in the U.S. include Poland
Spring®, Deer Park®, Nestle® Pure Life® andinternational brands Perrier® and
S.Pellegrino®.In 2011, the company added a line of ready-to-drink teas in
2011which now includes Nestea®, Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®. These well-known
brands have led Nestle Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic
beverage company by volume in the U.S. Based in Stamford, Connecticut with
7,500 employees,NWNA is reducing its environmental footprint across its
business and working with others to improve U.S. recycling rates. The company
is also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the
140 communities where it has operations.

About Foundation Windpower
Foundation Windpower develops, finances, constructs, owns, and operates
utility-scale distributed wind projects on-site at large energy consumers. Our
projects, totaling over 22 MW of renewable generating capacity at 11 sites,
require no capital expense from customers. Customers include cement plants,
mines, food processors, manufacturers, refrigerated warehouses, data centers,
and water treatment plants. Foundation Windpower has offices in Menlo Park and
San Francisco, California.

SOURCE Nestle Waters North America

Contact: Jane Lazgin, Corporate Communications, +1-203-863-0240,
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