Green Power Partnership
|FedEx Express / Oakland Hub Facility|
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||708,656|
|Percentage Green Power||12%|
|Partner's Reporting Period||6/1/2012 - 5/31/2013|
|Latest Annual Report Received On||6/18/2014|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2005|
|Environmental Web Page|
In August 2005, FedEx Express activated California’s then-largest corporate solar power installation at its Oakland, Calif., West Coast Hub. The system reduces demand on the utility grid and serves as an additional source of power capacity to benefit businesses and residents of California. This 904 kilowatt system has produced 9,387,690 kWh since installation as of FY13.
We have invested in on-site solar energy generation since 2005, and now have nine facilities worldwide—six in the U.S.and three in Europe. Our operating companies are also investigating other forms of on-site renewable energy generation such as wind power and combined heat and power generation.
We look for opportunities to expand deployment of solar and other renewable energy sources where appropriate and financially feasible. Our nine solar-energy facilities generated 6,492,977 kWh of electricity in FY13, enough to avoid 2,451 metric tons of CO2e emissions, bringing the cumulative savings to 26.98 GWh since 2005. Our latest installation, at our FedEx Express distribution hub in Newark, began operating in FY13 and will generate approximately 2.4 million kWh of electricity a year. "These solar installations advance our commitment to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways," said Mitch Jackson, Vice President Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corp. "Deploying solar technologies such as these at our facilities helps us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations while providing more sustainable options for our customers."