Ian Bru firm signs 100% renewable electricity deal

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said it signed a 10-year electricity supply contract with Cumbernauld-based Irn-Bru maker A.G. Barr to introduce 100% renewable electricity across all Barr’s sites in the UK.

Vattenfall said it will supply Barr with 22GWh electricity per year from Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK – the equivalent used by 6,000 UK homes annually.

Danielle Lane, Country Manager at Vattenfall UK said: “Our goal is to make fossil free living possible for our customers and we are delighted to provide AG Barr with a long term supply of home-grown renewable energy.

“We are seeing more and more companies looking to secure fossil free power for their business as they work towards net zero carbon emissions.”

The contract will provide 100% renewable electricity to AG Barr facilities including factories in Cumbernauld and Milton Keynes and regional sites in Bolton, Forfar, Newcastle, Sheffield, West Midlands and Manchester.

AG Barr CEO Roger White said: “We’re always looking for new ways to innovate and we’re excited to work with Vattenfall, who specialise in doing things differently.

“Introducing 100% renewable electricity across all our UK sites is a big step towards reducing our carbon footprint and delivering our ambitious sustainable business goals.” 

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