Monday, April 6, 2020

Kellogg’s clean power move

Kellogg’s Australia has joined the clean energy revolution as they have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Beryl Solar Farm. The 7.5 year deal will generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of the forecast energy requirements of Kellogg’s manufacturing operation in New South Wales.

“Our partnership with the Beryl Solar Farm enables us to champion and support the clean energy revolution, helping to offset the greenhouse gas emissions from both our head office and manufacturing site in Australia, as part of our broader sustainability commitments,” Managing Director Esme Borgelt said.

This is equal to:

  • Planting over 2.3 billion trees
  • Taking about 30,000 cars off the road
  • Total energy generated will meet the electricity needs of 25,000 average NSW homes
  • Annually expected to displace 153,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • Saving 37 million litres of water per year

 What’s the deal?

  • The PPA will offset the amount of energy needed to produce an estimated 630bn boxes of Australian-made cereals for the 7.5 years.
  • The solar farm is located in central west of NSW and contributes power directly into the National Electricity Market from which Kellogg’s acquires power.

“Not only does it increase the proportion of Beryl’s output that is contracted, but it also demonstrates the appetite of Australian corporates for renewable power,” New Energy Solar CEO and Managing Director John Martin said.

“Solar-generated electricity achieves both cost and environmental goals for Australian companies and their stakeholders, and we look forward to this partnership with Kellogg’s Australia.”

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