International. Danfoss' subsidiary in North America announced the signing of a power purchase agreement with CIG Capital, a US-based project finance company, to acquire, starting in 2025, around 75MW of solar power. from a solar farm in Texas.
The initial term of the agreement is 12 years, allowing Danfoss to fully replace its annual North American electricity use with green power until at least 2037.
The new agreement will give Danfoss green certificates, meaning they are supplying the North American power grid with the full amount of green electricity needed to power their 24 factories and 36 locations in the North American region while reducing the Danfoss's carbon footprint by 75%.
Soren Revsbech Dam, Head of ESG, Decarbonization and Global Real Estate Services, at Danfoss said: “As part of our ESG goals, Danfoss has committed to achieving carbon neutrality across all our global operations by 2030. This agreement ensures green energy in operations in North America lowering global emissions by 21%. This is not only a significant step in our journey to become carbon neutral, but also shows that we take sustainability seriously and put it at the heart of our business.”
CIG Capital will build the six-square-mile farm in the Texas Panhandle. The inauguration is scheduled for November 2023, and the farm will be fully operational by spring 2025. The capacity of the solar farm is projected to be 509MW of solar power, of which Danfoss will use 15 percent.
Rick Sporrer, Danfoss President for North America, said, “We are committed to playing a leading role in the energy transition. Achieving our ESG goals and living up to our commitment to combat climate change means developing innovative solutions.”
Danfoss has already seen progress in decoupling environmental impact from business growth by achieving a 7% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions, while growing 15% organically by 2022.
The 250,000 square meter Danfoss headquarters in Denmark became carbon neutral in 2022. Carbon neutrality was achieved through energy saving projects, the utilization of excess heat from processes and data centers, the supply of green energy and the compensation of residual emissions.
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