Nestlé signs deal with Community Windpower to supply half its UK electricity

A Community Windpower wind farm in the Scottish borders will power half Nestlé’s operations in the UK and Ireland when it is completed in 2017.

This new deal, an initial 15 year partnership with Community Wind Power, will see a brand new 30 MW nine turbine wind farm open at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway in the first half of 2017.

Dame Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and chief executive of Nestlé UK & Ireland, said: “We announced back in April that all of our grid-supplied electricity is coming from renewable sources but today’s announcement takes things a huge step further. This is a newly commissioned wind farm, generating new energy, creating capacity that didn’t previously exist and capable of providing half of our electricity needs. It’s a proud moment for us and means we have reached another key milestone in our efforts to become a sustainable business.”

Rod Wood, managing director, Community Windpower said: “Community Windpower are delighted to be working with Nestlé by providing 50% of their energy requirements from our Sanquhar community wind farm project. As a leading party within the RE100, Nestlé’s commitment to sustainable resourcing is exemplary and our partnership is testament to that.”

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