February 6 (Renewables Now) - Scotland-based soft drink manufacturer AG Barr plc (LON:BAG), or Barr's, will be buying 22 GWh per year of power from UK wind farms under a 10-year deal Swedish utility from Vattenfall AB.
The 100% renewable electricity supplied under the power purchase agreement (PPA) will power AG Barr’s factories in Cumbernauld and Milton Keynes and regional sites across Bolton, Forfar, Newcastle, Sheffield, West Midlands and Manchester.
On announcing the deal today, Vattenfall said the contracted volume would be enough to meet the annaul demand of 6,000 UK homes. “We are seeing more and more companies looking to secure fossil free power for their business as they work towards net zero carbon emissions,” said Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager at Vattenfall.
AG Barr produces IRN-BRU and Rubicon, among other brands.