September 1999 - PG&E Energy Services announced that Fetzer Vineyards is now purchasing renewable energy to power the winery's Hopland, California operations. Fetzer has entered into a long-term contract to purchase more than 5 million kWh annually of PG&E Energy Service's Clean Choice 100TM product, which is a Green-e certified, 100% renewable energy product. A portion of the renewable energy will be supplied from new renewable resources.
Fetzer's purchase of green power is the most recent example of its commitment to environmentally responsible farming and wine production. For example, through a number of recycling activities, Fetzer has reduced its waste disposal by 93% since 1990, eliminating 1,580 cubic yards of landfill. And earlier this year, Fetzer installed a 40-kW photovoltaic array on its administration building a system large enough to meet virtually all of the building's summer electricity needs.
News Release - Green Harvest: Fetzer Vineyards Becomes World's First Wine Producer to Purchase 100% Renewable-Source Power Mix - No longer online at pgees.com
News Release - Real Goods Provides Fetzer Vineyards with 40 kW Solar-Power System
PG&E Energy Services Contact: Diane Sable (415) 733-4629
July 1999 - In June, Fetzer Vineyards announced that it would purchase renewable energy from PG&E Energy Services to power the winery's operations, which have a peak demand of nearly 1 MW. The Hopland-based winery also installed a 40-kW photovoltaic array on its administration building a system large enough to meet virtually all of the building's summer electricity needs.
Fetzer Contact: Sara Moore Cummings (415) 444-7426