Q Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) covering 29MW of solar with French retail group Les Mousquetaires. The Chaume solar project is under construction by Q Energy in the Sarthe region in France and will be commissioned in early 2024. The company, part of South Korean enterprise Hanwha Solutions, will supply 33 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity annually under the corporate PPA and will cover 1.3% of the total annual energy needs of the retail group.
Les Mousquetaires’ business includes more than 3000 points of sale in France, through its Intermarché and Netto supermarket stores, as well as DIY superstores, motorway services, logistic bases and production units. Les Mousquetaires Group is leading an energy transition based on improving its energy performance, controlling costs, increasing the proportion of self-consumption in its supply, and participating in the development of new forms of transport. “We are proud to be sustainably committed to the energy transition alongside Les Mousquetaires, by building new solar capacities independent of the French Energy Regulatory Commission solar tenders,” said commercial director of Q Energy France Ludovic Ferrer. “This agreement again demonstrates the attractiveness and competitiveness of solar energy in France. With the agricultural activity associated with the project, we are also pursuing our desire to be a committed partner in the local community.”
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