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Nestlé sweet on renewables

EDITORIAL USE ONLY A new windfarm is opened by NestlŽ UK and their partners Community Wind Power in Dumfries and Galloway. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 3rd, 2018. The windfarm comprises 9 turbines producing approximately 125GWh of power per annum, enough to supply the annual demands of 30,000 homes. Photo credit should read: Dave Cheskin/PA Wire

Nestlé has opened a new wind farm in Scotland.

The food and drink giant’s wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway developed in collaboration with energy business Community Windpower (CWP), has nine turbines. It will provide clean power for factories across Scotland, the UK and Ireland, while supplying the grid with additional energy, as today Nestle’s grid supplied electricity is 100% renewable.


“CWP’s long term partnership with Nestlé has delivered a substantial new investment in Scotland generating economic benefits, jobs and invaluable community contributions over the next 25 years,” said Rod Wood, Managing Director, CWP. “Scottish onshore wind is highly productive and Sanquhar will deliver over 45% capacity factor which will be supplied to the grid, thereby reducing fossil fuel generation. Global warming is becoming more obvious every day and it’s great to see a company as influential as Nestlé making a stand for the environment.”


It is just the latest renewable energy story coming out of Scotland. We did say earlier this week the country is pretty good at it.

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