September 22 (Renewables Now) – German metal provider GMH Group will procure electrical energy from an 8.13-MW photo voltaic park in Decrease Saxony to energy its electro-steel plant within the city of Georgsmarienhuette.
The inexperienced electrical energy will likely be equipped from the Burhafe photo voltaic farm beneath an influence buy settlement (PPA) with vitality firm EWE, GMH mentioned in a press launch. The photo voltaic park, positioned close to town of Wittmund, was related to the grid in November 2020.
The cope with EWE will increase the renewable share within the plant’s electrical energy combine to about 30%. A part of the ability’s energy wants is already coated with wind vitality.
Commenting on the deal, GMH’s chief government Alexander Becker mentioned that the off-take contract offers the group entry to sustainable solar energy in proximity to the electro-steel plant in Georgsmarienhuette. It helps the metal provider’s sustainability technique and brings the group a step nearer to its aim of halving carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, he added.
GMH’s enterprise in Georgsmarienhuette manufactures solid ingots from high-grade crude metal, blooms and billets in addition to rolled metal bar.