Ballygowan Goes Green: 100% Wind-Powered Mineral Water

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Britvic Ireland and Flogas Enterprise have announced a groundbreaking Customer Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) that will ensure that Ballygowan, Ireland's renowned water brand, is produced using 100% renewable electricity generated from wind energy.

The first of its kind in Ireland between a drinks brand and a renewable energy provider will enable Britvic Ireland to support electricity generation at Sonnagh Old Wind Farm in Moneylea Co. Galway, generating enough electricity annually to power their production facility in Newcastle West Co. Limerick and meet 75% of the company's total electricity requirements. Newcastle West is the home of Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water and boasts the highest percentage of renewable energy usage among all Britvic factories worldwide.

This CPPA marks a significant step for Britvic Ireland in its sustainability efforts, building upon its achievement of a 72% reduction in direct emissions. It reflects the increasing focus on sustainability at Britvic Ireland across its operations and the executive level, with the recent appointment of Sian Young as Director of Sustainable Business on the Irish Executive Team and Orlagh Geraghty as Head of Planet, placing sustainability at the core of decision making.

Sian Young, Director of Sustainable Business at Britvic Ireland, stated, "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 will produce renewable electricity for our production facility in Newcastle West and is a significant development in our long-term strategy to ensure 100% sustainability across Britvic Ireland's business operations."

Charlie Bornemann of Flogas Enterprise expressed enthusiasm for the announcement, saying, "At Flogas Enterprise, one of our top priorities is to support businesses on their paths to sustainability. We have a proven track record of delivering great value and high-quality energy solutions that help organisations become more environmentally conscious, and we are very excited to work with Britvic Ireland and support them in reducing their carbon emissions through this CPPA."

Flogas Enterprise, the division of the Flogas group that works with industrial and commercial customers and renewable production facilities, is the only electricity supplier in the Irish market offering CPPA options to customers. Britvic Ireland is a leading soft drinks company with a portfolio that includes iconic Irish brands such as Ballygowan, MiWadi, Pepsi, Club, and TK.

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