A new wind farm in Scotland is set to supply half the power needed for Nestle’s operations in the UK and Ireland, the company has announced. A 15-year partnership with Community Windpower will see Nestle buying electricity generated by a new nine-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway once it opens in the first half of 2017. The Sanquhar community wind farm will produce around 125 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity a year – the equivalent of powering 30,000 homes – all of which will be bought by Nestle to meet 50% of its electricity needs in the UK and Ireland. The partnership has given Community Windpower the assurance to go ahead with the project.
Scotsman 23rd June 2016 read more »