AGC Glass Europe agreed to purchase 67 GWh of green electricity from Luminus, a Belgium-based onshore wind and hydroelectric power producer. The Corporate Power Purchase Agreement includes the production of 14 Luminus wind turbines in Ciney and Dinant, Belgium.
The agreement covers the annual supply of ± 67 GWh of wind energy to AGC over the coming years.
“We are seeing a growing demand from energy-intensive companies in our country to cover their electricity consumption with renewable energy sources,” says Grégoire Dallemagne, Luminus CEO. “By doing so, they reduce their energy bill and ecological footprint while strengthening their competitiveness. AGC has long understood this.”
AGC officials say the purchase will reduce CO2 emissions at its Belgian sites by approximately 13,000 tons annually.
The two companies are no strangers. Luminus has already installed a wind turbine at AGC’s site in Seneffe, Belgium, and plans to erect wind turbines at AGC sites in Mol and Zeebrugge. The turbine at Seneffe allows AGC to avoid annual emissions of 1,350 tons of CO2. The turbines at Mol and Zeebrugge could lead to the avoidance of 4,000 tons of CO2.