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 will develop a 120 MW solar plant and a 140 MW windfarm in the Western Cape province to supply around 850 GWh of green electricity per year to the Sasol’s Secunda site, located 700 kilometres further North-East, where Air Liquide operates the biggest oxygen production site in the world.
The two projects will provide competitive and available renewable electricity to decarbonize Sasol and Air Liquide’s production. These agreements demonstrate TOTAlEnergies’ positioning to contribute to the evolution of the energy mix in South Africa.
Power cuts occur daily in South Africa, where electricity generation is still 80% based on coal.
The two projects are expected to be operational in 2025. The CPPAs with SASOL and Air Liquide were signed with a consortium of TOTALEnergies Marketing South Africa (70%), its partner Mulilo (17%) and a to-be-announced B-BBEE partner (13%).