TotalEnergies ENEOS and PTT Global Chemical Complete Rooftop Solar Project in Thailand

TotalEnergies ENEOS and PTT Global Chemical (GC) have celebrated the official launching of a total capacity of 6.7 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) system for GC’s 5 production facilities in Thailand.

GC is Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining business and a leading corporation in the Asia-Pacific region and has a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030 on its journey towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

The installation of the solar rooftops further demonstrates GC Group’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and fulfilling its sustainability targets while saving power costs, without any business disruption. GC is collaborating with TotalEnergies ENEOS, known for their robust technical experience in deploying renewable energy solutions on highly technical and complex sites, to support them in their transition towards clean energy.

With over 11,000 solar panels installed onto the rooftops of the company’s 5 facilities, the 6.7 MWp PV systems generate approximately 9,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy annually, realising significant cost savings for GC and reducing the company’s carbon footprint by about 4,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, equivalent to planting more than 64,500 trees over the contract period.

Under the agreement, TotalEnergies ENEOS operates the installed PV solar system while GC buys the electricity generated for 20 years, without taking any upfront investments. TotalEnergies ENEOS guarantees the best performance of the system so GC can enjoy the economic and environmental benefits of the solar rooftop system, without any operational concerns.

Panchoak Auetanapa, Acting Senior Vice President of the Utilities Business Unit at GC said: “GC is aware of global warming problems, we committed to develop and utilise clean energy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions to slow down the climate crisis. We intend to implement the renewable energy projects to cover all potential space of GC Group. This will transform our petrochemical plants to be a low-carbon process and produce low-carbon products that pass on this value to customers who use GC’s products.”