Tronox Signs PPA With SOLA Group for 200MW Solar Capacity to Power Mines in South Africa

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  • US mining company Tronox, an integrated manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigment, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the South African independent power producer, SOLA Group, to provide 200 MW of solar power to Tronox’s mines and smelters in South Africa. 
  • The Company anticipates the project should be fully implemented by the fourth quarter of 2023.  

“Tronox’s renewable energy project with SOLA Group will reduce our global carbon emissions by approximately 13% compared to our 2019 baseline and has the full support of our Board of Directors and senior management,” commented Melissa Zona, Tronox Holdings plc’s Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer.

Aerial view of Tronoxs’ Central Processing Plant at Empangeni. Image credit: Tronox

Related news: Tronox is also committed to water conservation 

“We are delighted to see that large scale energy consumers like Tronox are making use of the opportunity to convert to clean and cost effective energy,” says Chris Haw, Director and co-founder at the SOLA Group. “These types of projects are the fastest way to bring new generation capacity online and not only contribute to closing the electricity supply gap in our country, but also support the much needed transition to clean energy and modernization of our electricity grid.”

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