Kellogg’s Australia has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Beryl Solar Farm to generate energy to be used by the company.
The PPA will generate the equivalent of 100 percent of the forecast energy requirements of Kellogg’s manufacturing operation in NSW.
The agreement will allow Kellogg’s to offset the carbon impact of its Australian manufacturing for the next seven-and-a-half-years.
Based on 2018 production data, the PPA would offset the amount of energy needed to produce an estimated 630 million boxes of Australian-made cereals for the duration of the PPA.
The PPA will assist in delivering Kellogg’s broader sustainability commitments by displacing an estimated 139,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the life of the agreement. This is equivalent to planting over 2.3 million trees or taking about 30,000 cars off the road over seven years.
Kellogg’s Australia & New Zealand, Managing Director, Esme Borgelt, said: “We live in a country that is experiencing firsthand the effects of a changing and unpredictable climate, and, as a business that manufactures in Australia, we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment. We’re doing that through both continuous improvements in manufacturing to reduce our energy demand and developing innovative partnerships that help increase the available renewable energy in the system”.
“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.”
John Martin, CEO and Managing Director of New Energy Solar, said: “We are very pleased to be entering into this power purchase agreement with Kellogg’s Australia. 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. 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.”