Britvic Ireland and Flogas Enterprise have announced a new Customer Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) to the value of €2.5 million.
This will ensure that Ballygowan, is produced using 100% renewable electricity harnessed from wind energy, the drinks company noted.
Britvic is the first soft drinks brand in Ireland to sign a CPPA.
It will allow the company to purchase renewable electricity from the Sonnagh Old Wind Farm in Moneylea Co. Galway, producing enough electricity on an annual basis to power their production facility in Newcastle West Co. Limerick and 75% of the company’s total electricity requirements.
Newcastle West is the home of Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water and has the highest level of renewable energy use by any Britvic factory worldwide.
Sian Young, director of sustainable business, said,“Ballygowan, Ireland’s iconic water brand, has a long history of harnessing the best of Ireland’s natural resources to deliver sustainable, locally produced, Irish natural mineral water."
Britvic Ireland has already achieved a 92% reduction in direct emissions across its sites from 2017 to 2022, and the CPPA is reflective of an ever-increasing focus on sustainability at the company across operations and at executive level.
Charlie Bornemann, key account executive at Flogas Enterprise, added, “At Flogas Enterprise, one of our top priorities is to support businesses on their path to sustainability.
"We have a proven track record of delivering great value and high-quality energy solutions which help organisations become more environmentally conscious, and we are very excited to work with Britvic Ireland and support them to cut their energy carbon emissions through this CPPA”.
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