Google and ENGIE Expand Partnership with Power Purchase Agreements in Belgium

ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services, is set to bolster Google’s operations and expansion in Belgium through five new Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (cPPAs). Building on their longstanding cooperation, the companies have previously concluded multiple cPPAs across various countries.

In line with Google’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions and secure 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030, ENGIE will supply the entire output from four newly commissioned onshore wind farms in Belgium, collectively generating 26 MW. Additionally, ENGIE and Google have extended an existing offtake agreement for another 8 years, covering a 92 MW wind park already operational in Belgium. This brings ENGIE’s renewable capacity supplied to Google in Belgium to over 118 MW, equivalent to approximately 3.7 TWh of carbon-free energy.

These agreements reinforce ENGIE’s leadership in the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) market. ENGIE emerged as the largest developer of renewable projects targeted at corporate clients, selling 2.4 GW of green electricity to industries and large energy consumers in 2023. Last year, ENGIE announced 34 deals across six markets and was the sole developer to secure PPAs across solar, onshore wind, and offshore wind technologies.

Aligned with its #ENERGIZE2030 strategy in Belgium, ENGIE aims to spearhead the energy transition by collaborating with customers and partners to build a carbon-free, reliable, and cost-effective energy system for the future. This strategy includes accelerating renewable development to 2.5 GW by 2030 and leveraging its global capabilities to deliver low-carbon energy solutions.

Vincent Verbeke, CEO of ENGIE Belgium, remarked, “We are thrilled to partner with leading tech industry players, particularly Google, as they accelerate infrastructure development and expand their carbon-free energy procurement programs. As the foremost developer of clean energy cPPAs worldwide, we take pride in facilitating new investments in renewable projects while supporting the operations and investments of energy-intensive industries, ensuring local economic benefits.”

Frederic Descamps, Google’s Data Center Lead in Belgium, added, “Sustainability is integral to Google’s ethos since inception. Our commitment to achieving net zero emissions across our operations and value chain by 2030 is backed by ambitious goals to power our data centers and office campuses with 24/7 carbon-free energy. ENGIE, a longstanding partner in Belgium, shares our commitment to sustainability, making them an ideal collaborator in achieving our environmental objectives across all the grids where we operate.”

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