Chemical Manufacturer Selects Retail Supplier, Solar For Texas Facility
January 26, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, announced a 15-year contract extension with Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC to incorporate a solar power component into the electricity supply mix for the company’s acetyl intermediates chemical manufacturing facility located in Clear Lake, Texas.
Calpine Energy Solutions is expected to supply the Celanese Clear Lake facility with 45 megawatts of peak solar contracted capacity. On an annualized basis, this represents approximately 142,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy and equates to about 33 percent of Celanese’s annual electricity consumption at the site and approximately 65 percent of the site’s daytime electricity usage during the summer months.
As the site owner, Celanese will extend this solar power supply to other site partners at the Clear Lake facility. "Site partner Arkema, which owns and operates the acrylic acid and acrylic esters units at the Clear Lake site, has expressed a strong interest in solar power supply," Celanese said
"Calpine Energy Solutions is proud to have been able to deliver a solar solution to Celanese and Arkema that achieved their sustainability and risk management goals while maintaining a competitive electricity cost position at the Clear Lake facility," said James Wood, President, Calpine Energy Solutions.