The French producer of renewable electricity Voltalia announced on Thursday the signing with Renault of a supply contract solar electricity for a power of 350 megawatts, which will allow the car manufacturer to cover half of its electricity consumption in the long term. Voltalia considers this to be the largest supply contract in renewable electricity ever signed in France between an electricity producer and a client company.
“The contract covers a total capacity of 350 megawatts representing the production of approximately 500 gigawatt hours per year. Lasting 15 years, this is an unprecedented commitment in France in terms of power,” Voltalia said in a press release.
This group produces and sells electricity from its wind power plants, solar, hydraulic, biomass and storage. Thanks to the photovoltaic panels that will be installed on Renault sites by Voltalia, the capacity made available to the car manufacturer will be “100 MW from 2025” and will reach 350 MW in 2027, enabling Renault to cover “up to 50% of the electricity consumption of its production activities” in France, underlines Voltalia. Renault has set itself the goal of halving the carbon emissions of its sites by 2030, compared to 2019.