Acciona Energía to supply clean energy to Unilever in Spain

11 April 2019 (Last Updated April 11th, 2019 11:18)

Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona’s subsidiary Acciona Energía has renewed its clean energy supply contract with Unilever in Spain.

Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona Energía has renewed its clean energy supply contract with Unilever in Spain. The company will supply around 18GWh of 100% renewable energy during 2019.

The renewable energy will be supplied to Unilever’s sauce factory in Leioa, Northern Spain as well as to its offices located in Viladecans, Catalonia.

“Unilever has managed to reduce CO2 emissions in the Hellmann’s sauce factory in Leioa by 38%. The agreement with Acciona represents a new push in that direction.”

Unilever Spain sustainability director Ana Palencia said: “In five years, the company has managed to reduce CO2 emissions in the Hellmann’s sauce factory in Leioa by 38%. For us, the agreement with Acciona represents a new push in that direction.”

Acciona Energía tweeted: “Clean energy, trusted energy. We have renewed the electricity supply contract with Unilever Spain. It covers the delivery of around 18 gigawatt-hours of 100% renewable energy in 2019.”

The renewable energy supplied by Acciona to Unilever is certified 100% renewable by the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC).

Acciona won its first contract to supply renewable electricity to Unilever in Spain in 2018.

Elsewhere in Spain, Acciona received a contract to supply 345GWh of renewable power to telecom company Telefónica in February 2019.

It is the second successive contract for Acciona from Telefónica, and the supply of renewable power is expected to see 107,000t of carbon emissions reduction.

With additional reporting by Jack Unwin.