Arla and Eurowind Energy have entered right into a ten-year energy buy settlement (PPA) that can assist guarantee Arla reaches its target of 100% green electricity in Denmark by 2025.
With the PPA, effective on or before 1 January 2025, Arla commits to purchasing the electricity from an unsubsidised wind farm known as Nørre Økse Sø, situated in Denmark’s Jammerbugt Municipality.
There is already a wind farm on the location, and a re-powering venture will see present generators changed by 11 newly built, up-to-date generators. Expected to turn out to be operational in November 2024, the model new wind generators will be succesful of ship 137 GW/h of electricity a 12 months, which Arla says is equal to the annual electrical energy consumption of 34,000 Danish households.
“We are fully committed to decreasing our local weather footprint so that consumers can continue to take pleasure in our dairy products,” mentioned Hanne Søndergaard, government vp of agriculture, sustainability and communications at Arla. “We have due to this fact doubled our ambitions across our manufacturing and now have a goal to reduce our CO2 emissions by 63% before 2030. Reaching our goal of 100% inexperienced electricity in Denmark is an effective step on the means in which.”
Since 2015, Arla has lowered its CO2 emissions from manufacturing by 25%.
“With its ambitious climate technique, Arla is main the means in which and we are pleased to have the flexibility to supply inexperienced electricity in order that Arla can pursue its goals and contribute to the inexperienced transition. The agreement also implies that we will construct another subsidy-free green vitality plant,” said Jens Rasmussen, CEO of Eurowind Energy.