Industrial, Solar - September 21, 2022
PPG to Add Solar at Michigan Plant
PPG announced a 1.5 MW agreement with Constellation that will help PPG purchase renewable energy equivalent to the annual electricity use of its Adrian, Michigan automotive adhesives and sealants manufacturing facility beginning in 2024.
Construction of the solar project is expected to start by the end of 2022.
Through a 12-year agreement, PPG will receive energy and project-specific renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Swift Current Energy’s Double Black Diamond Solar Energy Project. This deal is made possible by a long-term agreement between Constellation and the project developer and long-term owner, Swift Current Energy, under which Constellation will purchase a portion of the energy and RECs generated by Double Black Diamond.
PPG’s Adrian facility manufactures adhesives and sealants for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and will procure approximately 3,500 MW hours of energy per year from the Double Black Diamond solar project, which is expected to help PPG reduce its carbon footprint by more than 2,400 metric tons annually.
“We recognize the pivotal moment we are facing for climate change and how much work there is to be done to reduce our collective carbon impact,” said Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, Global Sustainability in a statement. “Our collaboration with Constellation and Swift Current Energy will allow us to continue making progress against our near-term decarbonization goals and enable us to operate our Adrian facility in a more energy efficient manner. We look forward to identifying additional renewable energy opportunities globally to meet our greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.”