Saint-Gobain signs renewable agreement with Tion Renewables

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Saint-Gobain has signed a renewable electricity agreement, a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tion Renewables AG, the German wind and solar power producer. The 15-year agreement will run from 2025 and cover around 45% of Saint-Gobain Poland’s electricity needs.

Joanna Czynsz-Piechowiak, Saint-Gobain Poland’s CEO, said: “This power supply agreement is an important milestone for Saint-Gobain in Poland. It will contribute to a significant reduction in our CO2 emissions, in line with the Group’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.”

It is expected to enable a reduction in CO2 emissions of 135,000 tons per year, i.e. nearly 20% of Saint-Gobain’s scope 1 and 2 emissions in Poland and a 4% reduction in Saint-Gobain’s scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions in Europe, business representatives have said. The PPA foresees the purchase of approximately 190 GWh of wind energy annually. This is equivalent to supplying about 100,000 European homes with renewable electricity each year.

The total capacity of the wind farms is equivalent to circa 52 MW spread over three sites and 20 wind turbines. This announcement illustrates how Saint-Gobain is ‘stepping up the pace’ on its carbon neutrality roadmap, according to leaders of the business.