Engie, Currenta sign PPA for 50 GWh of wind energy in Germany

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October 13 (Renewables Now) - French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) has agreed to supply 50 GWh of electricity from its wind parks in Germany to Leverkusen-based chemical park operator Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG within 16 months under a power purchase agreement (PPA).

The electricity will come from three wind parks in Germany, ensuring their operation after the expiry of the feed-in tariffs under the EEG, Engie said on Tuesday.

Currenta will use the green electricity from the region to supply its own e-charging stations and the charging infrastructure of its customers. The agreed amount would be enough for an electric car to go around the world 9,000 times.

The agreement is in line with Currenta's sustainability strategy. The chemical park operator already uses electrode boilers for flexible heat production along with its gas-fired combined heat and power systems, thus supporting the expansion of renewables in the region, said Hans-Joerg Preisigke, head of Energy Policy at Currenta.

Currenta operates three chemical parks in the cities of Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld which are home to more than 70 industrial companies.

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