Dow signs 132MW of wind and solar PPAs

Oct 6, 2021 06:38 PM ET
  • 8 contracts cover projects in Europe as well as the Americas
Dow signs 132MW of wind and solar PPAs
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Products scientific research company Dow has authorized eight brand-new renewable power purchase agreements (RPAs) covering Europe and the Americas.

The power provided by the brand-new arrangements is anticipated to minimize Dow's scope 2 discharges by more than 600,000 tonnes of CO2e per year.

The new RPAs provide price affordable accessibility to an extra 132MW of clean power capacity from wind and also solar, with no capital investment from the Company, bringing Dow's total access to greater than 850MW of tidy energy.

This is well ahead of its 2025 Sustainability Goal straightened to power from sustainable sources.

Dow president of feedstocks and also power Jack Broodo stated: "Dow's passion to be one of the most sustainable materials science company in the world consists of exerting to minimize our greenhouse gas discharges.

" As one of the leading buyers of tidy power in the chemical industry and also among the top 20 clean power purchasers of corporations internationally, we constantly go after possibilities to move our sites to cleaner, much more cost-efficient power while ensuring reputable operations.

" These arrangements will certainly keep Dow competitive now as well as into the future as we continue to provide items and innovations that ultimately keep carbon emissions out of the atmosphere."

The RPAs include six arrangements that have actually made it possible for 8 Dow sites throughout Spain, UK, Sweden, France, and Germany to change to 100% eco-friendly electrical power.

Several various other Dow websites throughout Europe have also transitioned to a cleaner grid power mix or are importing eco-friendly power to complement the self-generation required to assure trusted procedures.

In Latin America, Dow has authorized a long-term contract in Brazil with Casa dos Ventos aligned to the construction of a brand-new wind power plant in Rio Grande do Norte state.

The agreement offers Dow's website in Cabangu, Brazil, with access to cost affordable capability for wind-generated electrical energy, with the assurance of 60MW of continual eco-friendly power, which will provide power for silicon steel production

Furthermore, in The United States And Canada, a lasting arrangement with Capital Power Corporation in Alberta, Canada will certainly supply tidy power ability, changing approximately 40% of the energy demand at Dow's Prentiss, Alberta website for polyethylene manufacturing.

The RPA with Capital Power, supplied via the company's Whitla 2 wind ranch, supports grid diversity and provides greater accessibility to eco-friendly power for both sector as well as consumers in Alberta.

These contracts build on four RPAs Dow checked in 2020, which offered the company with accessibility to additional solar and also wind capability to lower Dow's scope 2 exhausts by 225,000 metric tons of CO2e.

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