BMW Manufacturing Wins Duke Energy Power Partner Award

Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing 1 photo
Photo: BMW
Wednesday, during an official ceremony, officials from Duke Energy presented BMW Manufacturing (represented by its President, Mr. Josef Kerscher) the 2012 Duke Energy Power Partner Award for its individual efforts in energy efficiency, sustainability and business growth.
The Award comes as no surprise since almost 50% of the energy used by BMW Manufacturing at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, comes from methane gas generated at a landfill located near the plant. This way, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 92,000 tons per year.

“BMW and Duke Energy have been strategic partners since 1992, when the BMW Group announced their intention to build the company’s first plant outside of Germany. Duke Energy’s ability to repeatedly execute the plant’s energy needs throughout 5 major expansions is to be commended,” said Kerscher.

Furthermore, the company recently added solar panels to their alternative energy solutions. The solar modules power up the Zentrum Museum and 3 electric vehicle charging stations.

“We deeply respect BMW’s commitment to sustainability and their innovative approach to responsible energy use. Their collaboration to identify and implement energy-saving changes has improved their sustainability and operational success, while also improving the very community where their employees live and work. The energy they are saving is powering other homes and businesses in the community, which helps delay the need for new power plants and supports our goal of delivering increasingly clean energy for our customers," said Gayle Lanier, Duke Energy senior vice president and Chief Customer Officer.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories