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08/30/2021

Construction begins on one of Albertsons’ largest solar arrays

Marianne Wilson
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Albertsons is building a solar array in Norridgewock, Maine.

Albertsons’ continues to commit to renewable energy.

Under a “landmark” offtake agreement with Albertsons Companies, Dynamic Energy Solutions has begin construction of a 6.6 megawatt DC ground-mounted solar array in Norridgewock, Maine. The project us one of the first and largest commercial solar installations in Maine's burgeoning solar market.

When fully operational, the system is expected to annually generate more than 8.5 million kilowatt hours of clean, renewable energy. The energy will be delivered to Albertsons Cos.’ Shaw's store locations throughout the Central Maine Power utility territory.

As one of the largest solar assets within Albertsons' portfolio of renewable energy sources, the agreement emphasizes the company's commitment to climate action. Earlier this year, Albertsons Cos. committed to setting a science.based target to reduce carbon emissions. The company plans to leverage innovative partnerships, like that of Dynamic Energy and Soltage [Dynamic’s financial partner], to meet their climate goals. 

"Delivering solar energy to our Shaw's stores in Maine aligns with Albertsons Companies' commitment to continue making a meaningful difference in our neighborhoods and reducing our climate impacts," said Suzanne Long, group VP  of strategic sourcing & ESG at Albertsons Companies. "This project with Dynamic Energy and Soltage represents a major step in working toward our science-based reduction goals."

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Albertsons Companies operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with more than 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market.