Gases producer Air Liquide has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to source renewable electricity equivalent to 15% of the company’s consumption, for its activities in Spain.

The 10-year PPA, for electricity supplied by a wind farm in Andalusia, will supply some of the group’s industrial and medical gas production assets in the country.

The wind farm is under development and is scheduled to be operational by 2021.
The PPA will help Air Liquide meet its climate objectives to increase purchase of renewable electricity by nearly 70% by 2025, in comparison with 2015.

Air Liquide executive vice president Francois Jackow said: “Fighting climate change is central to the mission of Air Liquide and we are developing a wide range of solutions.

“With this long-term commitment we are facilitating the development of renewable infrastructure.

“This agreement demonstrates our ability to provide our customers with solutions to contribute to CO2 emissions reduction and to lead the way in the energy transition in Europe through concrete actions in line with our group climate objectives.”