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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Location Chico, CA
Organization Type Wineries & Breweries
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) 3,937,960
Percentage Green Power 19%
Organization-wide Partner Yes
Partner's Reporting Period 1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Latest Annual Report Received On 9/4/2015
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
Partner Profile
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is headquartered in Chico, California and opened a second brewery in 2014 in Mills River, North Carolina. Sierra Nevada strives to make the highest quality ales and lagers while maintaining a healthy balance between environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic stability. Having a world-class onsite energy generation and management program helps the company work toward achieving their goal of energy independence. Sierra Nevada has invested in one of the largest privately owned solar installations in the country. The system provides 2.6 MW of DC electricity for the brewery providing nearly 20 percent of the company's power needs. Coupled with the solar installation at their Mills River brewery is a biogas fueled microturbine system to provide an additional 400 kW of renewable energy. Their Chico brewery also recovers biogas from their onsite wastewater treatment plant and uses it to offset the natural gas needed to run their boilers.

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