Saint-Gobain signs A major renewable electricity supply agreement in South Africa

by Tia

Saint-Gobain Africa has signed a renewable electricity supply agreement (Power Purchase Agreement or PPA) with CVE, an independent French renewable energy producer, to secure about 140 GWH  of  solar electricity over a 20-year period.

This PPA is expected to cover around 40% of the electrical needs of Saint-Gobain’s major production sites in South Africa, namely, Brakpan, Alrode and Germiston in the Gauteng region, as well as the factory in Parrow, Western Cape.

This will offset Saint-Gobain South Africa’s CO2 emissions from electricity by more than 6 800 tons per annum.

CVE is proud to support Saint-Gobain’s renewable energy commitment in South Africa and looks forward to seeing all four projects generating renewable energy”said René Laks, General Manager, CVE South Africa

Commenting on this PPA, Othman Benjelloun-Touimi, CEO of Saint-Gobain Africa, said: “With this PPA, Saint-Gobain Africa will further reduce its CO2 emissions, demonstrating its commitment towards sustainable manufacturing. This renewable energy project is a new milestone on the way to meeting Saint-Gobain’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.”

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