DANVILLE, Ky. — The Site Selectors Guild, the professional association of the world’s leading corporate location advisors, named Inter-County Energy Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives the inaugural winners of the Guild’s 2021 Projects with a Purpose award for building a carbon-neutral Diageo distillery in Marion County.
The award, presented for the first time during the Guild’s 2021 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., honors individuals or organizations who have successfully implemented location selection projects that go beyond job creation to address social or environmental issues within a community.
In July of 2019, Diageo North America selected Lebanon, Ky., as the home for its new $130 million state-of-the-art bourbon distillery. At the groundbreaking, local energy supplier Inter-County Energy Cooperative with support from Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives began discussions with the global beverage company about the potential of powering this new facility with green energy. Diageo announced in June of 2020 that their new distillery would be all-electric and carbon-neutral, making it one of the largest green energy projects in North America.
To learn more about the Site Selectors Guild Awards program, visit https://siteselectorsguild.com/events/annual-conference/awards/