Lafarge Canada Signs Solar PPA - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar, Wind  -  October 5, 2023

Lafarge Canada Signs Solar VPPA

Lafarge Canada Inc., a sustainable building solutions company, entered into a 12.5-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA).

The agreement was entered into with ATCO Ltd. through its investment in Canadian Utilities Limited.

Under this agreement, Lafarge’s Exshaw cement plant will receive 100% of the solar energy produced by the 38.5-megawatt Empress Solar project, meeting 34% of the plant’s power requirements through 2036. 

The Empress Solar project is scheduled to commence commercial operations in October 2023 and is expected to generate enough renewable energy to offset approximately 43,000 tons of carbon per year. 

"We’re continually assessing ways we can reduce our environmental impact while actively pursuing sustainable solutions within our operations,” said Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge Canada (West), in a statement. “Our collaboration with ATCO underscores our commitment to adopting renewable energy at our plants and sites, which is key to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels."

Lafarge's Exshaw cement plant has now committed to power purchase agreements for both wind and solar energy.

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