Construction materials and services company Saint-Gobain announced a new 100 MW, 15-year renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TotalEnergies, aimed at helping to decarbonize the company’s North American industrial sites.
The agreement marks Saint-Gobain’s third PPA in North America, and is expected to offset the company’s emissions from electricity by 90,000 metric tons per year. Combined, the three PPAs are anticipated to reduce the company’s Scope 2 emissions in North America by more than 70%.
Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America, said:
“With this agreement, Saint-Gobain North America will further reduce its CO2 emissions, demonstrating how fast the manufacturing industry can transform when long term solutions are at hand. This renewable energy project is a new milestone on the way to meeting Saint-Gobain’s commitment to reduce scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 33% by 2030 – compared to 2017 – and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.”
Under the new agreement, TotalEnergies will supply energy from its new Texas-based Danish Fields Solar farm, expected to come online in 2024. At a capacity of 720 MW, the facility will be TotalEnergies’ largest utility-scale operated solar farm in the U.S. TotalEnergies has set a goal to reach installed renewable power generation capacity of 35GW by 2025, and 100 GW globally by 2030.
Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice President, Renewables at TotalEnergies, said:
“We are truly excited to reinforce our collaboration with Saint-Gobain with this new clean energy commitment and therefore contribute to their carbon neutrality roadmap. TotalEnergies’ growing solar power generation portfolio in the U.S. provides concrete solutions enabling our industrial customers to decarbonize their electricity consumption.”