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Enel Perú and SIDERPERU sign an alliance for the supply of renewable energy for 12 years

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

This Enel Peru release was published using machine translation.

Lima, July 12, 2022. Enel Perú and SIDERPERU, a Gerdau company, signed a 12-year energy supply contract through which the electricity company will supply energy from its renewable plants to the operation of the steel mill. This alliance, which will last for more than a decade, involves part of the energy that will be produced by Enel's next non-conventional renewable energy plants: Wayra Extension wind power plant and Clemesi solar plant.

Thanks to this agreement, Enel will supply a capacity of 70MW that will meet the electricity demand of SIDERPERU's operations, which will come from its renewable plants with hydro, solar and wind technology, including the production of Wayra Extension and Clemesi that will start operations in 2023 In this way, the steel company will reduce its CO2 emissions to the environment.

“At Enel we believe that the key to achieving the energy transition in the country is working together with all the actors in society, including large industries. It is in this way that we are proud to work hand in hand with SIDERPERU and thus continue to promote the consumption of clean energy among our business clients, important players in achieving a carbon-neutral Peru,” said Marco Fragale, country manager of Enel Peru.

“This alliance represents a milestone for the energy transition that we have been working on at SIDERPERU. This is how we are ensuring the use of renewable energy for our company, for the next 12 years. In this way, we join efforts to achieve Gerdau's goal of reducing our carbon intensity until 2031, to remain well below the world average for the steel industry; and, furthermore, with the desire to be carbon neutral by 2050”, said Aldo Tapia, CEO of SIDERPERU.

The agreement provides for the installation of the first 500KWp solar plant, which may be expanded for self-consumption, in the SIDERPERU steel complex. This system will be installed by Enel X and is part of the solutions offered by the company on issues of distributed generation, a mechanism through which users can generate their own energy at various points of consumption or overcoming, increasing their savings in electricity billing. and reliability of supply.

In addition, during the term of the contract, Enel will issue SIDERPERU I-REC Certificates, which ensure that the energy that supplies its operations comes from renewable sources. As is known, I-REC is an international standardized renewable energy certificate and is accepted by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), the carbon footprint accounting standard most used by large companies in the world, as an instrument to demonstrate reductions effective emission reductions in energy supply contracts.

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