Jack Daniel's partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide the Tennessee whiskey maker's Lynchburg distillery with 20 megawatts of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch to build, own, and operate the solar facility just a few miles from the world-famous distillery in Moore County, Tennessee, pending environmental reviews.
"Our commitment to making great whiskey is only matched by our commitment to preserving the world we call home through sustainable practices," said Jack Daniel's Vice President and Assistant General Manager Melvin Keebler. "We're excited to be the first distillery to sign a Green Invest deal that will provide nearly three-quarters of our electricity needs.“
Jack Daniel's runs its distillery with a zero-waste to landfill policy and has programs to protect the water and wood used to make its whiskey.