World’s biggest beer giant Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev) today announced that its Mysore unit in Karnataka has started using green energy and a power purchase agreement has been inked with Canadian firm Amp for ten years.
The brewery in Mysore, which manufactures beer brands especially Budweiser, Knock out and Beck’s Ice, is the company’s third unit in the world that will be operated through renewable source. The other two are in the US.
80 per cent of the electricity requirement of the Mysore unit is being met through renewable source. However, Budweiser will be made using 100 per cent renewable energy. A long term agreement has been signed for supply of renewable electricity of 3.6 gigawatt hours per year for a period of ten years with Amp.
The solar power plant, which is located 60 km away from the Mysore unit, has a capacity to generate 30 MWAC and production has commenced. The company owns 10 breweries in India and seven are contracted. It plans to shift to renewable energy in all its breweries gradually.
AB InBev is one of more than 100 multinational firms to have committed to use renewable power to combat pollution and climate change under the Paris accord.