"These agreements help us reach our clean energy goals in areas where the local electric utility does not supply adequate renewable power," said Tobias Dratt, President, BASF North America. "At the same time, our financial commitment enables the realization of large solar and wind power projects and adds clean energy to the grid."
To realize its ambitious emission goals, BASF is collaborating with various partners who are driving the sustainable change of the energy sector. The chemical company will purchase 100 MW of power generated by Dawn Solar. An additional 150 MW of renewable energy capacity will be added through transactions with EDF Energy Services.
Last year, a collaboration with EDF Energy Services added 35 MW of wind capacity to the energy mix for BASF's manufacturing sites in Freeport and Pasadena, Texas. In another joint project with EDF Renewables, BASF's property in Toms River became home to New Jersey’s largest solar project and the largest solar project built on a Superfund site in the United States. BASF aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared with 2018 by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. One important lever to bring down emissions is to replace fossil-based electricity with fossil-free electricity. BASF aims to secure the required amounts of renewable power it needs through a "make and buy" approach.