Illumina, a San Diego-based health and sciences company, will operate with 100% clean energy after enrolling in San Diego Community Power’s Power100 program. The program provides 100% renewable and carbon-free electricity service.
Firstly, the Power100 program is an energy-as-a-service program that provides renewable and carbon-free electricity. It is a premium service level from prior PowerOn; SDCP’s program for 50% renewable energy services.
Illumina enrolled in the Power100 program as it wants to strengthen its climate targets. Recently, the company set verified science-based emission reduction targets across their entire value chain; the company is a leader in environmental stewardship for the life sciences industry.
In fact, it has also committed to a long-term target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and signed the “Business Ambition for 1.5”, a joint effort between the United Nations Global Compact and businesses worldwide. Consequently, enrolling in the program was a logical choice for the company.
About the matter, Athena Harrington, Vice President of Facilities, Illumina, said. “Being able to reach our sustainability goals with a cost-competitive product for facility electricity is a gamechanger for us. Partnering with San Diego Community Power enables us to work toward our goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.”
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Illumina maitains a true committment to fight climate change; SDCP becomes supplier of choice
On the other hand, SDCP Board Chair and Encinitas Councilmember Joe Mosca, said. “We are excited to partner with one of the leading biotech companies in the world to advance our shared vision for a healthy, sustainable future.”
He also remarked. “Illumina’s commitment to fighting climate change serves as a roadmap for other organizations and businesses dedicated to saving our environment and reinvesting in our local communities.”
Furthermore, SCDP is scaling momentum as it becomes the clean power provider of choice in the region. In fact, the company has launched commercial and industrial services for 72,000 customers in San Diego, Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, and La Mesa in June of this year. Additionally, it will begin residential service in February 2022.
Finally, Bill Carnahan, Interim CEO of SDCP, commented. “SDCP is an easy choice with competitive rates for significantly greener energy and a non-profit structure that ensures reinvestment in alternative energy jobs and projects that support local communities.”