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EDF Renewables starts operation of the wind complex that will supply Braskem's demand

Petrochemical industry | 07 May 2021 IST | Polymerupdate.com
The Folha Larga Norte Wind Complex, located in Campo Formoso (BA), is the third EDF Renewables project to start operating in Brazil. With an investment of more than R $ 1.5 billion, Folha Larga Norte has 2 phases that total 82 wind turbines and 344 MW of installed capacity, equivalent to the energy consumption of approximately 850 thousand Brazilian homes.

The construction of the wind farm involved the implementation of a plan for hiring and training local labor so that the residents of the area of direct influence of the project were able to take advantage of the opportunities. The peak of contracting at the service of the enterprise reached more than 800 people, 67% of which were local labor. Throughout the project, several social and environmental actions were also carried out, such as the production of a nursery with more than 15 thousand seedlings growing 20 typical species of the caatinga such as Licurizeiro, Umbuzeiro, Braúna, Angico and Aroeira, which represent the typical vegetation from the caatinga, a 100% Brazilian biome.

Folha Larga Norte was made possible by contracting the sale of energy in government auctions ACR A-4/2018 and ACR A-6/2018, and in the free market by entering into a commitment to Braskem as an anchor consumer, in addition to other agents. Under the agreement, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas undertook to purchase energy from the EDF Renewables project for 20 years under a renewable energy purchase contract (Renewable PPA).

"The contracting of renewable energy in the free market allows companies to make a decisive contribution to the energy transition, in addition to promoting important impacts on business and social improvements in the surroundings of the projects. The energy purchase and sale contract with Braskem demonstrates our competitiveness and positions us as an important player in renewable energies in Brazil ", evaluates the CEO of EDF Renewables in Brazil, Paulo Abranches.

"We aim to be among the best chemical industries in the world in terms of energy intensity and consumption, strengthening us as an important user of renewable energy. We have recently made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050 and the use of renewable energy matrices in our operation is an essential part of this process. The partnership with EDF Renewables is a milestone in this journey, through which we estimate a reduction of 280 thousand tons of CO 2 over the 20 years of the contract ", says Gustavo Checcucci, Energy Director of Braskem.

"The partnership with EDF Renewables meets important premises for the company's sustainable performance. In addition to contributing more effectively to making new sources of renewable energy viable in the energy matrix of Brazil and Braskem, contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions, it strengthens the socioeconomic development of the interior of Bahia, from the construction of the plant ", explains Checcucci.

With Folha Larga Norte, EDF Renewables has 527 MW of wind projects in operation. In the Northeast, the company also has the expansion of the Ventos da Bahia Wind Farm (182 MW), located more than 300 km from Salvador (BA), and the Serra do Seridó Wind Farm (242 MW) in Junco do Seridó (PA ), both under construction. Brazil represents a strategic place for EDF Renewables. Established six years ago in the country, the company reached 1.3 GW of wind and solar energy projects, in operation and under construction, in Bahia, Minas Gerais and Paraíba.
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