Vattenfall to supply renewable electricity for AG Barr UK sites

7 February 2020 (Last Updated February 7th, 2020 11:45)

Swedish power company Vattenfall has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with the UK-based AG Barr.

Vattenfall to supply renewable electricity for AG Barr UK sites
Vattenfall will supply clean electricity from its wind farms in the UK. Credit: Cameron Venti / Unsplash.

Swedish power company Vattenfall has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with the UK-based AG Barr.

AG Barr is a soft drink and consumer goods company that serves various brands such as IRN-BRU and Rubicon.

According to the CPPA, Vattenfall will supply 100% renewable electricity to all AG Barr’s sites in the UK for a period of ten years.

AG Barr CEO Roger White said: “We are always looking for new ways to innovate and we are 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.”

AG Barr facilities that will be covered under the CPPA agreement include factories in Cumbernauld and Milton Keynes and regional sites across Bolton, Forfar, Newcastle, Sheffield, West Midlands and Manchester.

Vattenfall will provide 22GWh of clean electricity annually from its wind farms in the UK to AG Barr.

The 22GWh of electricity supplied to AG Barr sites will be sufficient to power 6,000 UK homes a year.

Vattenfall UK country manager Danielle Lane 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 Swedish power company has set a goal to supply 10TWh of renewable energy to the companies in the form of a long- term CPPA by the end of 2023.

In May 2019, Vattenfall agreed to support Microsoft’s plan to power its new datacentres in Sweden with 100% renewable energy.