BASF has signed a new power purchase agreement (PPA) will see its site in Texas powered by 100% renewable energy.
Under the 12-year PPA with X-ELIO, the chemicals company’s site in Freeport, Texas, will be supplied with 48MW of solar power.
The project is expected to help reduce carbon emissions by more than 82,000 metric tons annually.
It supports BASF’s ambition to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 compared with 2018 levels and net zero by 2050.
Brad Morrison, Senior Vice President and Site Manager for the BASF site in Freeport said: “With this agreement, we take a big step forward, reaching 100% of the site’s purchased power to be supplied from renewable energy.
“Securing renewable energy at our Freeport site is a necessary step to improving our energy footprint and we appreciate the partnership with X-ELIO, which helps us realise the company’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.”
X-ELIO’s 72MW Liberty Solar project, located in Houston, is expected to be operational by 2024 and create up to 125 construction jobs. It will also include a 60MW energy storage system.