Tesco and ScottishPower open 30MW wind farm

The wind farm will power Tesco’s operations, generating enough renewable energy to power 20,000 homes

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A new 30MW onshore wind farm in the Scottish Highlands is operational and will generate renewable energy for supermarket Tesco.

Constructed by ScottishPower Renewables, the 15-turbine wind farm will generate enough green energy to power 20,000 homes and will help Tesco stores reduce their carbon footprint.

The farm was built through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which makes it ScottishPower’s first to be built without a government support scheme.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK CEO, said: “This is a critical year for climate action and these long-term renewable energy agreements are crucial to securing Tesco’s future energy needs and meeting our net zero commitments.

“These partnerships will also help create more affordable access to renewable energy and support the UK in realising its climate change targets.

“Real change requires that businesses now start moving from making commitments to driving transformative action. Now is the time to accelerate our efforts to tackle the biggest challenge of our lifetime.”