Rural Energy for America Program
Solar power is helping to keep the lights on at ABS Global’s Dekorra campus while also providing power to homes in the areas.
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, ABS Global was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director of Wisconsin Julie Lassa as part of its Earth Week celebrations. This was in recognition of ABS Global’s critical infrastructure improvements to strengthen energy independence.
Thanks in-part to a $250,000 grant through USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), ABS Global was able to purchase and install a 657 kilowatt (kW) solar array. This is all part of the effort to decrease ABS Global’s carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2050. This solar array will save ABS nearly $61,000 in annual electrical cost savings and reduce their carbon footprint by replacing nearly 867,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. That’s enough energy to power 80 homes.
The newest solar array went operational in January 2022. The panels should last 30 years.
About ABS Global:
Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, USA, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies, and udder care products. Marketing in more than 70 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. In bovine genetics, ABS serves more than 40,000 customers globally, including some of the world’s leading beef and dairy producers. ABS Global owns bull studs in Europe, North America, Latin America, and India, selling genetics to dairy and beef customers in North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
ABS Global is a division of Genus plc.
Genus is a British-based company leader in porcine and bovine genetics market. The company is committed to continuously develop better pigs and cows for farmers, by selecting animals with desirable characteristics that help them to produce higher quality meat and milk more sustainably. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives HERE.
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Amy Pflugshaupt Hanson
Sr. Communication Specialist, MultiMedia Journalist