Coca-Cola Slashes Energy Usage in California Plants

Feb. 13, 2009

According to sister site,, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is nearly complete with a major lighting retrofit project to reduce energy consumption in its California facilities. The project will decrease CCE’s energy consumption for lighting by 5.6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year, with the potential to decrease 113 million kilowatt-hours during the 20-year life of the new system. This is enough electricity to power 537 homes annually. The project has earned CCE the Orion Energy Systems Environmental Stewardship Award, which was presented by Orion’s executive vice president Michael Potts to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ executives during a ceremony at its Downey, Calif., production facility.

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