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Wendy’s central Florida restaurants now sourcing renewable energy from the Florida power grid

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Firstly, seven Wendy’s restaurants will be powered by solar renewable energy from Duke Energy’s community solar program. An estimated 35 total sites expected to go 100% solar by 2025.

Secondly, in early 2023, a total of 10 Wendy’s restaurants in this region will be powered by solar energy through participation in the program.

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Thirdly, Wendy’s aims to source 21 company-operated restaurants with renewable electricity by the end of 2023 and a total of approximately 35 Central Florida restaurants with 100% renewable electricity by 2025, based on Duke Energy’s current development plans.

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Wendy’s will source 1,274 kilowatts (kW) of clean energy from the program by the end of this year, ramping up to 6,363 kW by 2025.

Increasing our sourcing of clean energy is an important component of how we are working to reduce emissions within our system.

Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer Liliana Esposito.

In addition, Duke Energy Florida’s Clean Energy Connection program enables customers to subscribe to enough blocks of solar power to offset the entirety of their energy consumption while earning credits toward electric bills.

We are grateful for Wendy’s early subscription to Duke Energy’s Clean Energy Connection Program.

 

Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president.

Moreover, this collaboration larger efforts to reduce emissions and minimize the company’s climate impact, a key element of Wendy’s corporate responsibility platform, Good Done Right.

Additionally, Wendy’s is working to validate and publicly disclose a science-based target covering Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2023.

To learn more about Wendy’s Good Done Right progress and work to reduce the company’s energy consumption and emissions, click here. 

About Wendy’s

Wendy’s® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. The Company is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Wendy’s employs hundreds of thousands of people across approximately 7,000 restaurants worldwide. It has a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

For details on franchising, connect with us at www.wendys.com/franchising.

Visit www.wendys.com

About Duke Energy Florida

Duke Energy Florida owns 10,300 megawatts of energy capacity, supplying electricity to 1.9 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. Across a 13,000-square-mile service area in Florida.

It is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. It collectively own 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky.

More information is available at duke-energy.com.

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