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TotalEnergies has completed construction of a solar PV (photovoltaic) rooftop installation for Freyabadi Indotama in Karawang. It will generate 12,6% of the chocolate manufacturing facility’s needs with green power.
Freyabadi has been a market leader in South East Asia’s chocolate manufacturing industry for over 25 years, and the company was looking for a clean energy solution that will help with its sustainability target. As a part of Fuji Oil Holdings, the installation of solar panels aligns with Fuji Oil’s 2030 goal of reducing its total CO2 emissions by 40 percent, supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
With 2,128 panels installed on 5,400 sqm of the factory’s rooftop, the PV system has a capacity of 1,138 kWp and will generate around 1,643 Megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually.
Arfiyanto Adisastra, Director of PT Freyabadi Indotama, states that the company will significantly increase cost savings and reduce its carbon footprint, with an estimate of 1,306 tons of CO2 emissions avoided annually, comparable to removing 282 cars from the road or planting 21,760 trees annually.
“We are delighted to partner with TotalEnergies, in the hope of bringing a positive impact to the environment, which is part of Freyabadi’s commitment to sustainability. As the largest chocolate manufacturer in Indonesia, we hope that those efforts will inspire other companies to also do their part in preserving the environment,” Adisastra said.
With a strong commitment to conducting business responsibly, Freyabadi chose TotalEnergies, known for its technical expertise in deploying renewable energy solutions around the world. Under the agreement, TotalEnergies will install and operate the photovoltaic (PV) solar system while Freyabadi will pay for the electricity generated for 20 years.
“We know very well the quality and capabilities that TotalEnergies have to offer, as well as their technology’s impact on the environment, so cooperating with them on this project is an easy decision,” Adisastra adds.
Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia said, “As the leading provider of solar solutions in the region, we are honored to be trusted by Freyabadi to deliver cost savings and reduce carbon footprint. TotalEnergies provides its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial and commercial perspective. We are committed to being a long-term energy partner for Freyabadi.”
Freyabadi is committed to addressing issues in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects by investing in environmentally-friendly technologies to gradually transition to renewable energy. Some of Freyabadi’s initiatives in reducing its carbon footprint include switching to LED lighting, upgrading its utilities and HVAC system, replacing diesel oil with natural gas, and upgrading to machines with better water usage and electrical motor efficiency.