German-Spanish wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has reached its target to be 100% powered by renewable electricity five years ahead of its original plans.

With electricity consumption of more than 180,000MWh per year, the company said that with this achievement it avoids emitting more than 80,000 tonnes of CO2 annually – doubling the savings achieved the previous year.

“As a renewable energy company, we contribute to curbing global warming, but we don't stop there. Reducing CO2 emissions is a collective task, and we are strongly committed to keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible,” said Gregorio Acero, head of corporate quality management & health, safety and environment

“That is why this new milestone is particularly relevant and points the way to a greener future.”

The OEM had ‘gone green’ in locations with a strong manufacturing footprint first, such as Spain, Denmark, Germany and the UK, with the remaining locations following later.

Siemens Gamesa’s power consumption is covered by Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs) to ensure that the origin of the electricity is from renewable sources.

The company also owns wind and solar assets in Spain, Denmark, India and the US that produced more than 390,000MWh of electricity offsite in its fiscal year 2020, more than twice of its own consumption, making Siemens Gamesa a net-producer of renewable electricity. The assets are located in Spain, Denmark, India and USA.