Novelis Deploys Solar for Alabama Plant - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Storage, GHG Emissions, Industrial, Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  October 10, 2023

Novelis Deploys Solar for Alabama Plant

Novelis Inc., an aluminum solutions provider, announced plans to increase its decarbonization efforts by deploying the use of solar. 

The company will partner with Southern Company and focus on Novelis' new Bay Minette, Alabama, plant, which aims to be carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions. 

The recycling and rolling plant is currently under construction to meet the growing demand for more sustainable beverage packaging and will support the automotive industry in North America, including the increase in electric vehicle production.

Novelis will work with Southern Company’s subsidiary Alabama Power to provide the Bay Minette project with renewable energy to reduce its Scope 2 GHG emissions. 

By participating in Alabama Power's Renewable Subscription Program, Novelis will directly support the creation of two 80-megawatt solar power generation plants in Alabama that will cover over half of the Bay Minette facility's renewable energy needs while avoiding 192 kilotons of CO2 emissions annually.

Novelis and Southern Company will also collaborate to advance new technologies to reduce Novelis' Scope 1 carbon emissions, including hydrogen fuels, carbon capture, energy storage and electrification of thermal processes. 

The two companies are exploring projects for the Bay Minette facility as well as other Novelis sites in North America.

"At Novelis, we believe that strong partnerships like this are critical to advancing our commitment to the environment, the economy and the communities in which we operate," said Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Novelis' Vice President of Sustainability, in a statement. "Partnering with Southern Company and Alabama Power on renewable energy solutions, such as solar power, and exploring new technologies for carbon reduction will help us as we seek to meet our goals to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2026 and be carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner."

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