Total energies will be developing solar farms and energy storage in New Caledonia. The solar park will include the solar PV photovoltaic modules and energy storage of a capacity of 340 megawatt-hours.
The project also involves a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 25 years. It is for the industrial operations of mining and metallurgy consortium Prony Resources New Caledonia.
The company will develop the project in a span of 3 years between 2022 and 2025 in successive phases. The first phase of the development will be 30 MW which will be commissioned in 2023.
Ultimately, the project will cover nearly two-thirds of the site’s electricity needs. It will help avoid close to 230,000 tons of CO2 emissions. This project strengthens Prony Resources New Caledonia’s ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.
By combining solar energy and energy storage to replace electricity generated from coal, Total Energies is demonstrating its ability to provide a sustainable energy solution to Prony Resources New Caledonia while meeting demanding local, industrial, environmental and social requirements.
TotalEnergies and renewable electricity
As part of an ambition to get to net-zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in renewables. At the end of September 2021, TotalEnergies’ gross renewable electricity generation capacity is 10 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources and storage by 2025. Then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world’s top 5 producers from wind and solar energy.