Andersen Commits to Renewable Electricity in Minnesota Facilities with Xcel Energy's Renewable*Connect Program

Andersen has begun utilizing renewable electricity in the company’s Minnesota facilities as part of Xcel Energy's Renewable*Connect program.
Andersen Commits to Renewable Electricity in Minnesota Facilities with Xcel Energy's Renewable*Connect Program

Xcel Energy's Renewable*Connect, a renewable electricity subscription-based program, empowers customers to fuel their facilities with up to 100 percent clean electricity, providing an innovative avenue for harnessing sustainability, even when direct solar or wind installations are not feasible.

Andersen’s Renewal by Andersen facility in Cottage Grove, Minn., corporate headquarters in Oak Park Heights, Minn., RD&I facility in Bayport, Minn., and all employee electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Minnesota will operate with 100 percent renewable electricity.**

“Enrolling in Xcel Energy's Renewable*Connect program underscores our commitment to clean, renewable electricity, furthering our efforts to build a more sustainable future for generations to come, and helps reduce our environmental impact,” said Brett Sitter, corporate sustainability manager at Andersen. “By participating, we not only support the growth of renewable electricity in Minnesota but also hope to inspire others within our industry to join the movement toward a more sustainable and eco-responsible future.”

Through this Xcel Energy Renewable*Connect subscription, Andersen is avoiding approximately 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year.*** This amount of avoided CO2 each year is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by approximately 10,000 acres of U.S. forest in one year.****

Beyond the utilization of renewable electricity, Andersen has held a long-standing commitment to energy efficiency in its facilities for many years. As part of this commitment, Andersen has completed relighting initiatives at many of its manufacturing and logistics facilities - switching from older, less efficient lighting to LEDs. As an example, Andersen completed a relighting initiative in its Bayport facility — transitioning the company’s largest manufacturing plant from older lighting to LEDs. The conversion will annually avoid about 1,479 metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 24,500 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

See more about our commitment to renewable electricity in the video below.