Commercial, Solar - September 21, 2023
Saint-Gobain Signs Solar PPA
Saint-Gobain signed a 15-year renewable electricity supply agreement (PPA) for the purchase of solar power for its 125 industrial sites in North America.
The company designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial market and signed the PPA with TotalEnergies.
The 100 MW PPA is known as the Danish Fields Solar Project and is expected to offset Saint-Gobain’s North American CO2 emissions from electricity in the form of Scope 2 emissions by 90,000 metric tons annually. The project is expected to come online by the end of 2024.
Danish Fields is the third PPA signed in North America by Saint-Gobain. The first PPA was signed in 2020 with the Blooming Grove Wind Farm in Illinois and the second in 2022 with TotalEnergies’ Cottonwood Bayou Solar Project in Texas.
The three projects combined are expected to represent a reduction of more than 70% in Saint-Gobain North America’s Scope 2 emissions compared to 2017 levels.
“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,” said Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America, in a statement. “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.”
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