Lafarge Canada, ATCO Enter Solar Power Agreement

Lafarge Canada has entered a 12.5-year virtual power purchase agreement with ATCO, through its investment in Canadian Utilities. Under the deal, the Exshaw cement plant will receive 100% of the energy produced by the 38.5-megawatt Empress Solar project in Alberta.

This agreement will allow the Exshaw plant to meet 34% of its power requirements through 2036.

“We’re continually assessing ways we can reduce our environmental impact while actively pursuing sustainable solutions within our operations,” said Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge Canada (West). “Our collaboration with ATCO underscores our commitment to adopting renewable energy at our plants and sites, which is key to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.”

Lafarge’s continued expansion into renewable energy in Alberta aligns with the company’s broader strategy, Accelerating Green Growth, while emphasizing its ongoing investments to lower the carbon footprint of its operations and scope 2 emissions. Notably, the Exshaw cement plant has now committed to power purchase agreements for both wind and solar energy, setting an industry precedent.

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