Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, has announced a new wind farm partnership off the coast of North East England.
The offshore farm, run by Ørsted, will provide 125GWh to cover 50% of Nestlé’s UK power consumption. From May 1, 2020, the agreement with the wind farm off the North East Coast, will mean 100% of Nestlé electricity will come from wind power.
The other 50% is already provided by an onshore wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. Since 2018, when this wind farm opened, the nine turbines have been producing 125GWh of power per year. The power from both are supplied through EDF, our electricity supply partner.
Stefano Agostini, CEO for Nestlé UK and Ireland said: “I’m incredibly proud that at Nestlé we are doing the right thing to play our part in reducing climate change. With our partnership with Ørsted we are now able to cover 100% of our electricity from wind power, another huge milestone in our efforts to become a sustainable business.”
Rasmus Errboe, Senior Vice President and overall responsible for CPPAs at Ørsted Offshore, said: “We are happy to work with Nestlé to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Large corporations are increasingly taking climate action by sourcing green power, thereby making important contributions to the demand for renewable energy. The agreement with Nestlé UK demonstrates offshore wind’s attractiveness as a reliable, large-scale source of green power and underlines Ørsted’s ambition to continue to be a leader within corporate power purchase agreements for offshore wind.”
Rebecca Sedler, Director of Industrial and Commercial at EDF added: “At EDF, we believe in using our wide range of energy market skills to help our customers progress towards a low carbon future in whatever ways suits them.”