Solar Power to Give Cemex Plant a Boost

Cemex USA announced an off-site renewable energy agreement with Georgia Power for its Clinchfield cement plant as the producer increases its decarbonization efforts.

“Embracing solar power not only accelerates our own aggressive sustainability goals but also sets a powerful example for the entire industry,” said Ernesto Felix, Cemex US senior vice president, cement operations and technical. “By integrating renewable energy solutions through Georgia Power, Cemex paves the way for a greener, more resilient future for generations to come.”

Through this long-term agreement, the Clinchfield plant will secure 25% of its power requirements from solar facilities throughout Georgia beginning next year. Cemex expects the solar-generated power to offset about 10,000 metric tons of indirect CO2 emissions per year.

The company has a 2030 Scope 2 goal of reducing indirect electricity GHG emissions in cement operations by 58% from a 2020 baseline. Last year, Cemex achieved a 12% reduction in its Scope 2 specific emissions compared to a 2020 baseline.

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