Renewable Energy For Golf Championship

Southern Company Announced That Its System Is Delivering 100% Renewable Energy For The PGA Tour Championship For The Second Consecutive Year

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The PGA Tour’s season finale returned to Atlanta and East Lake Golf Club from August 23 through 27, 2023. Southern Company and its subsidiaries Georgia Power and Southern Company Gas collaborated closely with the Tour Championship to drive sustainability measures on and off the golf course. “It is really exciting to deliver 100% renewable energy for the Tour Championship for the second straight year,” said Southern Company President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chris Womack. “This initiative reflects the continued commitment to clean energy by Southern Company and its subsidiaries.”

Southern Company’s custom, sustainable solution includes:

  • 500,000 kWh of renewable energy credits to avoid emissions generated from fossil fuel-based electricity used on course
  • Renewable natural gas (RNG) to avoid emissions from the clubhouse’s natural gas appliances by integrating environmental credits from carbon-neutral RNG captured from landfills
  • Zero-emissions, Moxion battery energy storage in Southern Company’s fan area, the SO Cool Zone, and select hospitality areas
  • 90% of golf carts are electric
  • 11,000 gallons (41,640 liters) of renewable diesel (R99) replacing traditional diesel
  • Battery- and solar-powered cell phone charging stations for fan use on course
  • Electric vehicle chargers in the East Lake Golf Club parking lot for player and patron use
  • Renewable and recyclable materials in Southern Company’s Good Energy Pavilion fan experience

New this year, Southern Company has partnered with Moxion to provide zero emissions battery energy storage in the SO Cool Zone and select hospitality areas. “Together with Southern Company and its subsidiaries, Moxion is helping to provide 100% renewable energy at the 2023 Tour Championship,” said Paul Huelskamp, CEO of Moxion. “Our mobile batteries reduce emissions and noise pollution, improving the experience for fans and players and setting a new standard for hospitality operations in the live events industry. This partnership is a perfect blend of progress and tradition, paving the way for a more sustainable future for sports fans everywhere.”

In alignment with Southern Company’s stated goal of achieving net-zero emissions across its electric and natural gas operations by 2050, the company reduced its system’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 46% in 2022 relative to 2007 levels and expects to consistently achieve GHG reductions of greater than 50% as early as 2025, a full five years earlier than its interim goal. The net-zero goal includes direct GHG emissions across the company’s electric and natural gas businesses.