AFP, published on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 10:12 am
The French renewable electricity producer Voltalia announced Thursday the signing with Renault of a solar electricity supply contract for a power of 350 megawatts, which will allow the car manufacturer to cover half of its electricity consumption in the long term.
Voltalia believes that this is the largest renewable electricity supply contract ever signed in France between an electricity producer and a customer company.
“The contract covers a total power of 350 megawatts representing the production of approximately 500 gigawatt hours per year. For a period of 15 years, this is an unprecedented commitment in France in terms of power”, specified Voltalia in a statement.
This group produces and sells electricity from its wind, solar, hydraulic, biomass and storage facilities.
Thanks to the photovoltaic panels that will be installed on Renault sites by Voltalia, the capacity made available to the car manufacturer will be “100 MW from 2025” and will reach 350 MW in 2027, allowing Renault to cover “up to 50% of the electricity consumption of its production activities” in France, underlines Voltalia.
Renault has set itself the goal of halving the carbon emissions of its sites by 2030, compared to 2019.