Sweet! Nestlé opens new wind farm in Scotland

It will generate enough electricity to supply half of the annual power demands of its UK and Ireland operations

By Priyanka Shrestha

The owner of brands such as KitKat, Smarties and Milkybar has opened a new wind farm in Scotland.

It consists of nine turbines and will generate around 125GWh of electricity a year – enough to supply half of the annual power demands of Nestlé’s UK and Ireland operations.

The company already uses 100% renewable electricity from the grid in the UK and Ireland but with the opening of the Sanquhar wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway, it will supply around 50% of its energy needs.

Stefano Agostini, CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland said: “I’m delighted we are not only using 100% renewable electricity to run our business here in the UK and Ireland, we are now responsible for producing it too.”

The project was developed in partnership with Community Windpower.