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BASF To Supply Clean Energy To Over 20 Sites Across USA


Highlights :

  • The combined agreements for the output of 250 MW of renewable generation capacity will result in the purchase of more than 660,000 MWh of electricity per year.
  • The share of renewable energy in total North American electricity consumption of BASF will rise to more than 25% with the signing of these agreements.

Leading US chemical player BASF has revealed that it has entered into a virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for wind and solar power totaling 250 megawatts (MW) for the supply of clean energy to its sits in USA. They are designed to offset the carbon-intensive grid-supplied electricity being used at more than 20 of BASF’s manufacturing sites in several states from Texas to Michigan.

Michael Heinz, CEO of BASF Corporation, said, “Renewable energy is an essential tool to reach BASF’s ambitious goal of net zero emissions by 2050. We are committed to further improving our energy footprint in the region and we are eager to drive the energy transition for chemical manufacturing in North America.”

The combined agreements for the output of 250 MW of renewable generation capacity will result in the purchase of more than 660,000 MWh of electricity per year – the equivalent of electricity consumed by more than 90,000 average U.S. households. It’s enough to offset more than 472,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.

BASF said that the share of renewable energy in total North American electricity consumption of BASF will rise to more than 25% with the signing of these agreements.

“These agreements help us reach our clean energy goals in areas where the local electric utility does not supply adequate renewable power,” said Tobias Dratt, President, BASF North America.

Increasing the RE Employment

BASF is also collaborating with various partners who are driving the sustainable change of the energy sector. It will purchase 100 MW of power generated by Dawn Solar and an additional 150 MW of renewable energy capacity will be added through transactions with EDF Energy Services.

Last year, a collaboration with EDF Energy Services added 35 MW of wind capacity to the energy mix for BASF’s manufacturing sites in Texas. In another joint project with EDF Renewables, BASF’s property in Toms River became home to New Jersey’s largest solar project and the largest solar project built on a Superfund site in the United States.

BASF aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared with 2018 by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.





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