Installation of Smart Solar in Perote, Veracruz, Mexico

Solar energy facility inaugurated at Louis Dreyfus Company coffee plant in Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico, November 10, 2021 – Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Iberdrola Mexico today announced the inauguration of a new solar energy system that will produce 80% of the solar power supply at LDC’s coffee plant in Perote, Veracruz (“El Cofre”), thereby helping the company achieve its sustainability goals.

The system consists of 486 solar panels covering an area of more than 1,000 m2 and will produce 351 megawatt-hours per year, slashing CO2 emissions by 184 tons a year.

The inauguration ceremony, held with a restricted attendance and in strict compliance with the sanitary measures currently in force, was attended by the municipal president-elect of Perote, Delfino Ortega Martinez; the Country Manager of LDC Mexico, Juan Camilo Bernal; and the Commercial Director of Iberdrola Mexico, Vicente Aparicio, along with other representatives of the two companies.

“This facility in Perote is part of LDC’s global Sustainable Energy Project, launched to drive the adoption of clean energy to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, and it complements similar solar energy facilities already in operation in Brazil, Kenya and China”, explained Juan Camilo Bernal. “This is in line with LDC’s undertaking to contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and our long-standing commitment to create increasingly sustainable food and agricultural production chains”.

The LDC plant has adopted Iberdrola Mexico’s Smart Solar scheme, which means that the plant was installed entirely by the energy company, ensuring that 100% of the energy it generates is clean and competitively priced.

“We are proud that LDC has entrusted Iberdrola Mexico to carry out this project that will enable them to reap the benefits of solar energy, a renewable and clean resource that reduces CO2 emissions and helps reduce global warming”, said Vicente Aparicio.

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