This Corporate PPA between Orange France and Boralex is the first large-scale renewable power purchase agreement signed by Orange in France.
Boralex, a pioneer in renewable energy and France’s leading independent producer of onshore wind power, will supply Orange with 67 GWh/year of renewable electricity generated by the 26 wind turbines at the Ally-Mercoeur wind farm in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region).
The implementation of this five-year agreement will begin on January 1, 2021. The agreement will cover all the electricity produced by the wind farm, which has an installed capacity of 39 MW.
When it presented Engage 2025, its new strategic plan, Orange made a major commitment to respond to the climate challenge: it will seek to anticipate the objectives of the GSMA by 10 years, with a net zero carbon footprint by 2040, despite the increase in network data transmissions.
This will involve increased use of renewable energies, which by 2025 will account for more than 50% of the electricity consumed by the Group.