TotalEnergies Signs 260 MW Renewable Power Purchase Agreements With Sasol And Air Liquide In South Africa

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TotalEnergies has signed Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) with Sasol South Africa and Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa for the provision of 260 MW of renewable power over a 20-year period.


TotalEnergies will build a 120 MW solar plant and a 140 MW wind farm in the Northern Cape province to supply approximately 850 GWh of green electricity per year to Sasol’s Secunda site, located 700 kilometres further north-east, where Air Liquide operates the world’s largest oxygen production site.

The two projects will supply competitive and readily available renewable power to help Sasol and Air Liquide decarbonize their operations. These agreements illustrate TotalEnergies’ posture to contribute to the transformation of South Africa’s energy mix. The initiatives will have an immediate impact on the local community by creating jobs.


“Power generation in South Africa is still 80% based on coal and power cuts occur daily. With these developments we are proud to support Air Liquide and Sasol for their supply of green electricity. Meanwhile, we are pleased to contribute to South Africa’s energy transition which consists of increasing its share of renewables and gas as an alternative to coal” said Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice President, Renewables at TotalEnergies. “There is a dynamic market for corporate PPAs in South Africa and we want TotalEnergies to take a strong leadership position.”

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The two projects are scheduled to be completed in 2025. The CPPAs with SASOL and Air Liquide were signed with a consortium comprised of TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa1 (70%), Mulilo (17%), and a yet-to-be-announced B-BBEE partner (13%).

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