Project Gigaton

A Billion Tons of Sustainable Opportunity

Project Gigaton

Walmart recently announced Project Gigaton, its latest sustainability push to remove 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) from its supply chain by 2030.

It’s an ambitious and laudable goal from a company that has worked to incorporate greater levels of sustainability into its operations since 2005.

It also signals an opportunity.

While working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Walmart suppliers can drive budget certainty and risk mitigation while potentially saving hundreds of millions of dollars on their own energy costs. In fact, the country’s largest energy users waste $80 billion in electricity and natural gas expenses every year.

What’s Your Opportunity?

If you are already on the path to greater sustainability — or just at the beginning — Edison Energy can accelerate your program, or get you started on a strategic footing.

We’re an independent energy advisory and integration services company, helping Fortune 1000 organizations lower costs, mitigate risk, and improve sustainability performance.

  • We’ve helped companies successfully purchase more than 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energy in the U.S. and Mexico, making us one of the country’s leading renewable energy advisors.
  • Edison Energy counts one in four of the Fortune 50 — such as General Motors and Microsoft — as customers.

Your Goals

To participate in Project Gigaton, suppliers set an energy-related GHG emissions reduction goal, the beginning of any energy optimization program. We can help companies understand and align both their current energy portfolios and their future needs with a Project Gigaton goal by addressing two major strategic approaches:

Edison Energy's Project Gigaton Team

Edison Energy is already advising and collaborating with a number of Walmart suppliers.

Our dedicated Project Gigaton team, well versed in energy management and experts in renewable energy, includes two former Walmart professionals who continue to be based in Bentonville, Ark.

Greg Pool

Managing Director – Power Purchasing Programs

Greg works with Edison Energy customers to develop and implement power purchasing strategies that help them control their energy costs and improve the environmental performance of their operations.

Previously, Greg led renewable energy procurement for Walmart, where he developed and executed one of the world’s most comprehensive renewable energy strategies. He has extensive transaction experience ranging from on-site wind, solar, fuel cell and waste-to-energy deployments through to utility-scale wind purchases. Before Walmart, Greg gained significant experience trading Renewable Energy Credits and other environmental commodities for BP Energy in Houston.

Joey Lange

Associate — Client Services

Joey advises renewable energy strategy development and execution for Edison Energy’s clients. As a member of the Client Services team, he works directly with clients from early stage market assessment through competitive solicitations, finance and risk evaluations, internal approvals, and commercial negotiations.

Previously, Joey was on the Walmart Renewable Energy team, where he led the development of battery storage projects, electric vehicle infrastructure, and energy efficiency finance models. Before project development, he was responsible for the implementation and operation of Walmart’s on-site solar portfolio.

Your Next Step

We know every company is different. Edison Energy is equipped to help you define your goals, and create and execute a custom roadmap to help you meet them. We believe that smart energy solutions start with a dialogue — please complete the form below to connect with one of our energy experts. We’ll also alert you to our upcoming sustainability webinar, created exclusively for Walmart suppliers.

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