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Air Liquide inks PPA for Texas wind from NextEra

Wind park in Texas. Author: Rockin'Rita. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

December 4 (Renewables Now) - Air Liquide SA (EPA:AI) on Friday announced it has agreed to buy power from a wind park in Texas that NextEra Energy Resources LLC will put online near the end of 2020.

The long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) is for 50 MW from a project under development in Menard County. With this deal, the French industrial gases group expects to power with renewables “a significant portion” of its industrial gas production assets in the Lone Star State.

The wind PPA will allow Air Liquide to offset 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the term of the deal.

“[..] increasing the use of renewable energy in Air Liquide’s industrial processes is a pillar of our long-term outlook for sustainability, growth and competitive advantage as the world demands lower-carbon solutions in a growing energy market,” said Michael Graff, executive vice president and executive committee member.

Details on the wind project were not disclosed.

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