Lafarge Canada Signs Wind PPA - Smart Energy Decisions

Industrial, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  February 9, 2022

Lafarge Canada Signs Wind PPA

Lafarge Canada Inc. announced it has entered into a PPA with Calgary-based electricity company, TransAlta Corporation to supply 100 GWh/year of wind power (electricity only) to its Exshaw cement plant.

"We are proud to have partnered with TransAlta to deliver wind energy to the Exshaw cement plant. Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process, and we are considering all levers available to supply our operations with power from renewable sources of energy,” says Brad Kohl, President and CEO of Lafarge Western Canada in a statement. “We can support renewable electricity development and low carbon fuel projects with innovative cement mixes to maximize our emissions reductions. It’s essential for us to meet the needs of our communities while building sustainably for future generations.”

The PPA will provide 25% of Exshaw’s energy demands, depending on actual production volumes in 2022 and 2023. 

Lafarge is in the final planning stages of their low carbon fuel project at Exshaw, which will support a lower specific net CO2 per tonne of cement produced. The PPA with TransAlta provides electricity for this project.

Demand for cement and concrete continues to expand across Canada and the organization is committed to meeting that need as sustainably as possible, says Kohl. 

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