TotalEnergies has signed Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPA) with Sasol South Africa and Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa for the supply of 260 MW capacity of renewable electricity over 20 years.
TotalEnergies has inked Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPA) to supply Sasol South Africa and Air Liquide Large Industries with 260 MW capacity of renewable electricity over 20 years.
TotalEnergies’ 260 MW supply will be divided as follow: 120 MW solar plant and a 140 MW windfarm in the Northern Cape province to supply around 850 GWh of green electricity per year to the Sasol’s Secunda site, located 700 kilometers further North-East, where Air Liquide operates the biggest oxygen production site in the world.
TotalEnergies’s two projects in south Africa will help in the evaluation of the energy mix in South Africa by providing competitive and available renewable electricity to decarbonize Sasol and Air Liquide’s production. The project will help the local community in South Africa by making new job opportunities there.
“Power generation in South Africa is still 80% based on coal and power cuts occur daily. With these developments we are proud to support Air Liquide and Sasol for their supply of green electricity. Meanwhile, we are pleased to contribute to South Africa’s energy transition which consists of increasing its share of renewables and gas as an alternative to coal,” said Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice President, Renewables at TotalEnergies. “There is a dynamic market for corporate PPAs in South Africa and we want TotalEnergies to take a strong leadership position.”
In 2025, the two projects are anticipated to be operational. The CPPAs with SASOL and Air Liquide were signed with a group consisting of TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa1 (70%), Mulilo, a partner, (17%), and a B-BBEE partner (13%) that has yet to be revealed.