Slane Irish Whiskey secures renewable energy future through Flogas Enterprise partnership

The Corporate Power Purchase Agreement ensures that 60% of Slane Irish Whiskey's energy needs will be met using wind energy

Pictured: Alan Buckley, Slane Distillery; John O’Reilly, Slane Distillery; Karl Phelan, Flogas Enterprise and Gearoid Cahill, Slane Distillery (Photo by Julien Behal)

Slane Irish Whiskey and energy supplier Flogas Enterprise have signed a new Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA).

The Meath based distillery has signed a CPPA which allows the company to purchase renewable electricity directly from the Cronalaght wind farm in Donegal. This purchase will meet 60% of Slane Irish Whiskey’s energy demand through wind energy.

The distillery has also implemented several sustainability initiatives including; solar energy generated on site, a rainwater catchment system, heat recovery systems built into the production process and a forestry restoration project.

The contract between Slane Irish Whiskey and Flogas Enterprise was signed as part of the new multi-buyer CPPA model. This model identifies buyers and sellers and brings all parties together to develop a CPPA structure that works for all. 

John O’Reilly, financial analyst, Slane Irish Whiskey, said: “Slane Irish Whiskey believes that protecting our land is the only way we can protect our business. This new Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Flogas Enterprise will support our commitment to using energy that is sustainable and renewable, and this is another step in meeting our sustainability goals.”

Karl Phelan, account manager, Flogas Enterprise, said: “Through the CPPA structure, we can easily connect our corporate energy customers to renewable energy generators. We are very excited to work with Slane Irish Whiskey and help them on their journey to become as carbon neutral as possible.”

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