Ardent Mills signs 25-year agreement for solar energy

August 21, 2019

Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company, has signed a 25-year agreement with US Solar to purchase an expected 1.8 million kWh annually under a subscription plan supporting US Solar’s Goodhue County, Minn., solar gardens. The subscription plan is expected to reduce energy costs at Ardent Mills’ Hastings Mill, the first operating mill in Minnesota. Although the solar gardens will not directly provide power to the Hastings Mill, Ardent Mills’ agreement to subscribe to these solar gardens is crucial in enabling the gardens to be built, bringing more solar energy onto the local electrical grid. The first solar garden has started construction and is anticipated to be online later this year.

“These projects are in line with our commitment to sustainable energy and will further bolster the renewable energy market in Minnesota,” said Jeff Zyskowski, vice president of supply chain at Ardent Mills and the senior leadership team sponsor regarding sustainability. “Supporting renewable energy in any capacity is a priority for Ardent Mills and critical piece of our strategic plan for growth.”

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