PPG Selects Retail Provider For Solar Energy To Power Texas Facility
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PPG, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials, today announced an agreement with Constellation under which PPG will power its Carrollton, Texas, paint manufacturing facility with energy from the 200 MW Big Star Solar Project, currently under development in Bastrop County, Texas.
Through a 10-year agreement, PPG will receive energy and project-specific renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Big Star as a part of its retail electricity supply contract with Constellation.
The deal is made possible by a separate long-term agreement between Constellation and project developer RWE Renewables under which Constellation will purchase a 140-megawatt portion of the energy generated by Big Star to supply several large commercial customers.
The solar project is expected to achieve commercial operation by Q2 2022.
PPG will procure approximately 4.6 million kilowatt hours of energy per year from Big Star
"To simplify the purchase, PPG will use the Constellation Offsite Renewables (CORe) retail power product, which increases businesses’ access to renewable energy projects by removing the significant hurdles associated with traditional offsite power purchase agreements (PPAs)," Constellation said
"By combining the simplified contracting and aggregation process of CORe with the commitment and involvement from sustainability-minded companies, Constellation is able to offer more customers access to the economic and sustainability benefits of large-scale, offsite renewable energy projects," Constellation said