BASF Verbund facility in Freeport, Texas
BASF and X-ELIO have signed a 12-year power buy settlement (PPA) to provide 48 MW of solar power to BASF’s Verbund website in Freeport, Texas. The BASF Freeport website is considered one of BASF’s six world Verbund websites.
“With this agreement, we take a big step forward, reaching 100 percent of the site’s purchased power to be supplied from renewable energy,” says Brad Morrison, senior vice chairman and website supervisor for the BASF website in Freeport. “Securing renewable energy at our Freeport site is a necessary step to improving our energy footprint and we appreciate the partnership with X-ELIO, which helps us realize the company’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.”
X-ELIO’s 72 MW Liberty Solar Photovoltaic mission, positioned in Houston, is anticipated to be operational by 2024. It will generate 137 GWh of fresh energy per yr. The mission will even embrace a 60 MW energy storage system.
“This agreement is a major milestone in the development of renewable and sustainable energy for the industrial supply, one of the major objectives to achieve the necessary energy transition goals,” states Bill Morrow, nation supervisor of X-ELIO within the U.S. “X-ELIO is a great partner committed to the sustainability needs of its customers and it is an honor for us to be able to collaborate with exceptional partners like BASF.”