Kaeser Marks Full Year of Green Energy

US-based Kaeser Compressors Inc. and Germany’s Kaeser Kompressoren SE have reported their ambitions for a year of operations using only green energy. All company compressors are manufactured with 100% renewable energy,  and the company states its intention to match its consumption with renewable energy in both the United States and Germany.

According to the company, this milestone has been achieved with three key programs. First, over a year ago Kaeser Kompressoren SE installed a photovoltaic system that generates approximately 650 MWh for its main manufacturing plant in Coburg, Germany. Second, the company purchases renewable energy credits for the remaining manufacturing facilities. And third, in the United States, the company is part of the Dominion Energy’s Green Power Program and pays a premium per kWh for the U.S. headquarters to match energy consumption with renewable resources.

For its 20-plus branch locations across the country as well as for its teleworkers, it purchases RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates). Energy for the RECs is bought from a broad range of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, wave/tidal power and landfill gas recovery. These actions are to be seen as vital parts of the company’s commitment to reducing, and where possible, eliminating the impact on the shared environment.