SCHOTT, an international technology group, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions to purchase green energy from a 5.5 MW renewable energy project in Babra, Gujarat, India. The green energy will be used to power SCHOTT’s glass tubing factory in Jambusar, Bharuch, Gujarat. The project, a hybrid power plant with a capacity of 3.6 MW wind and 1.9 MW solar, will be operated by CleanMax for 20 years.
This move is part of SCHOTT’s commitment to becoming climate-neutral across its production by 2030. PPAs are contracts with renewable energy plant operators, such as wind or solar farms, that enable companies to switch their electricity supply to 100% green energy. CleanMax’s wind-solar hybrid project in Babra, Gujarat will lead to carbon abatement of approximately 16,000 tons CO2 equivalent annually, equivalent to planting 420 trees or taking 2,750 cars off the road.
The CleanMax project is part of a larger wind-solar hybrid farm being developed in Babra, Gujarat, with an overall capacity of 400 MW, leading to carbon abatement of more than 870,000 tons CO2 equivalent annually. Pawan Shukla, Managing Director SCHOTT Glass India, welcomed the move, saying that apart from reducing energy costs, the PPA represents a valuable contribution to India’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2030. Kuldeep Jain, MD CleanMax, added that the PPA with SCHOTT Glass is another feather in the cap for CleanMax as it strives to be the sustainability partner of choice for corporates and companies.