Ballygowan mineral water is going green, with 100% of the energy used in its production to come from a wind farm in Galway in a €2.5m deal.
Britvic Ireland and Flogas Enterprise have announced a Customer Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) allowing them purchase energy from the Sonnagh Old Wind Farm in Moneylea Co. Galway.
This will produce enough energy to power their production facility at Newcastle West Co. Limerick and cover 75% of the company’s total electricity requirements.
Newcastle West is the home of Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water and has the highest level of renewable energy use by any Britvic factory worldwide.
Sian Young, Director of Sustainable Business at Britvic Ireland said, “Ballygowan, Ireland’s iconic water brand, has a long history of harnessing the best of Ireland’s natural resources to deliver sustainable, locally produced, Irish natural mineral water.”
“This new Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Flogas Enterprise, valued at €2.5 million, will produce renewable electricity for our production facility in Newcastle West and is a significant investment in our long-term strategy to ensure 100% sustainability across Britvic Ireland’s business operations.”
Britvic Ireland is a leading soft drinks company, and their portfolio includes iconic Irish brands like Ballygowan, MiWadi, Pepsi, Club and TK.
The company states that they have achieved a 92% reduction in direct emissions since 2017, and is continuing to focus on sustainability.
Charlie Bornemann, Key Account Executive at Flogas Enterprise said that one of their priorities is helping businesses become sustainable.
“We have a proven track record of delivering great value and high-quality energy solutions which help organisations become more environmentally conscious, and we are very excited to work with Britvic Ireland and support them to cut their energy carbon emissions through this CPPA”.