Telenor has entered into a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro for the supply of renewable energy to power Telenor’s Norwegian operations. The energy will be generated by the Stor-Skälsjön wind park in Sweden.
“As part of Telenor Group’s commitment to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and meet our science-based targets, we are pleased to have entered into this agreement with Hydro for the provision of renewable energy to our operations in Norway. For Telenor to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, sourcing renewable electricity is key, and Power Purchase Agreements are our preferred mechanism to do so, as they can contribute to a new capacity of renewable energy,” said Cecilie Heuch, Executive Vice President, Chief People and Sustainability Officer at Telenor Group.
“We are looking forward to supplying Telenor with renewable power as part of their sustainability agenda. When companies like Telenor are committing to the long-term offtake of power from wind projects not yet in operation, they are contributing to the new capacity of renewable power, as well as decarbonising the Nordic power market. This is the first transaction showing Hydro REIN and Hydro Energy’s ability to offer renewable power solutions to external customers. Hydro REIN aims at becoming the preferred supplier of renewable power for industrial clients, and Telenor is a great example of that,” says Olivier Girardot, Head of Hydro REIN.
A total volume of 330 GWh will be supplied annually through this agreement, and this amounts to more than 86 per cent of the current power consumption in Telenor’s Norwegian operations. The Stor-Skälsjön wind park will be comprised of 42 turbines and is in Sundsvall and Timrå municipalities in Sweden. Construction on the project is underway and commissioning is planned for November 2023.
Hydro Energy is responsible for commercial handling at Stor-Skälsjön and delivery of power from the wind park to Telenor.