Scaleway (iliad) Data Centers: Iliad signs first off-site PPA in France

Feb 07, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

iliad has announced that it has signed a 15-year PPA with Engie SA to purchase energy generation from the Labrit solar farm located in the Landes region in southwestern France. The farm is a 60,000-panel solar park, pegged to produce over 20 GWh of electricity per year, with a capacity of 16 MW.

Speaking about the agreement, iliad chief executive Thomas Reynaud, said: “This PPA we’ve signed with ENGIE is a first important step, symbolising our determination to secure the cost and quality of our power supply while at the same time demonstrating the practical support we are currently giving to help develop the renewable energy industry in France, and which we will soon also be giving in Italy and Poland.”

According to the company, this agreement is the beginning of a wide-reaching investment in renewable energy, with the company planning to source at least 20% of its electricity supply in France via PPAs by 2035. This is to be mirrored in a similar rollout in Poland and Italy.