SNCF Travellers Contact Press: Aymeric Chassaing: firstname.lastname@example.org – 06 01 92 26 08 Through its subsidiary SNCF Energie, the French company has signed an electricity purchase contract (PPA) with RES, which will build and operate photovoltaic (PV) parks from 2021. The contract has a term of 15 to 20 years, RES said on Thursday. The SNCF Group continues its ambitious and proactive policy on responsible energy consumption and is already the operator of passenger and freight transport that emits the least greenhouse gases in the mobility sector (11% of people and goods transported in France for less than 1% of the sector`s greenhouse gas emissions). A historical player engaged in the energy transition over the past 38 years, including more than 20 years on the French market, RES is one of the leaders in the field of renewable energy. To date, RES has built more than 18 GW of wind turbines and solar projects and has entered into more than 1.6 GW of power purchase contracts worldwide. The rail group said the power purchase contract would lead to the development of 40 MW of solar capacity in the Haute-Provence Alps, with commercial operating dates set for 2021-2023. Sébastien Dubois, CEO of RES, said his company was “proud to be committed to the sustainable energy transition with the [rail subsidiary] SNCF Energy by allowing the construction of new solar capacity outside of the French Energy Regulatory Commission`s tenders. He added: “This agreement once again demonstrates the attractiveness and competitiveness of solar energy in France. The signing of this agreement is another step in our vision of a future where everyone has access to low-carbon, affordable energy. The signing at SNCF Energie is a first for RES in France and, we hope, the beginning of a long series. AU-DELÀ: RES is the world`s largest independent renewable energy company, active in the onshore and offshore wind, solar, storage, transportation and distribution sectors. For more than 38 years at the helm of the sector, RES has provided more than 18 GW of renewable energy projects worldwide and supports a portfolio of operating assets of more than 6 GW worldwide for a significant client base. ReS understands the unique needs of corporate customers and has secured 1.6 GW of POWER Purchase Agreements (PPAs) that allow access to energy at the lowest costs.
RES employs more than 2,500 people and is active in 10 countries. In France, RES has supplied more than 850 MW of wind and solar energy and employs more than 240 people. For more information: www.res-group.com SNCF Energy and Voltalia have signed the largest corporate power purchase agreement in France. Last year, when the group signed its largest corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) – to buy 143 MW of solar power, delivered by compatriot Voltalia for 25 years – the rail company said it planned to sign the deal “six to seven times” “in the next two or three years.” The British group will install solar parks in the Alps of Haute-Provence and Provence-Alpes-Cote d`Azur in the south of France and put them online between 2021 and 2023.