Purina is proud to announce that their factory in Blayney, NSW has successfully transitioned to 100% renewable electricity, marking a significant milestone in the company's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a subsidiary of the Nestle Group, Purina aims to cut its emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.
The Blayney factory produces some of Australia's most popular pet food brands, including Purina ONE, FELIX, and Supercoat. The switch to renewable energy was made possible through a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Squadron Energy, which will generate electricity from the Crudine Ridge and Sapphire wind farms in NSW and will cover the electricity across the site.
This move will save nearly 19,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, equivalent to powering approximately 4,400 households per year.
So how does it work?
Under the PPA, Nestle will pay Squadron Energy to generate enough renewable electricity to cover our expected needs in Australia for the next ten years. They will also receive large-scale generation certificates that acknowledge this purchase and demonstrate that our electricity comes from renewable energy sources.
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i Energy Consumption Programs 2017, table 3.6, p26 (ex NT) – 5466.50KWh avg annual household electricity
ii Emission reductions calculated using National Greenhouse Accounts Factor, Australian National Greenhouse Accounts August 2021, Table 5; figure excludes the volume accounted for in the purchasing of LGCs in line with renewable power percentage