Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - July 19, 2023
Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico Enters Into PPA
Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR) executed a 21-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 2-megawatt (MW) rooftop solar system on top of LTPR’s Aguadilla Facility.
The agreement was signed with EDPR NA Distributed Generation LLC. The installment will provide between 95% and 100% of the site’s annual energy needs and save the maintenance, operations, and repair facility more than $10 million in operating costs.
The system will also generate roughly 3 million kWh annually, reducing 2,126 metric tons of carbon emissions every year for the next two decades.
EDPR NA DG is a subsidiary of EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), a renewable energy operator in North America.
LTPR is a base maintenance company and Lufthansa Technik (LHT) subsidiary. The LHT branch of the Lufthansa Group, is increasing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and improve resource efficiency by 25%, increasing its use of renewable energy to 50%.
The agreement with EDPR NA DG will help LTPR grow grid reliability in Puerto Rico.
“We are proud to see our vision of making LTPR run with renewable energy come to life. This milestone is a leading example within Lufthansa Technik, where we are constantly looking into modern solutions which allow us to make our operations more sustainable,” said Alexander Feuersänger, Lufthansa Technik’s Vice President Operations Aircraft Maintenance Services and Chairman of LTPR’s Board in a statement.