TotalEnergies to deliver 1.1 MWp rooftop solar installation for Freyabadi Indotama, Indonesia’s largest chocolate maker
KARAWANG from Indonesia, Dec. 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – TotalEnergies has completed construction of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (photovoltaic) installation for Freyabadi Indotama in Karawang, Indonesia, to generate 12.6% of the chocolate manufacturing plant’s green energy needs.
Freyabadi has been a market leader in South East Asia the chocolate manufacturing industry for over 25 years, and the company was looking for a clean energy solution that would help it achieve its goal of sustainability. As part of Fuji Oil Holdings, solar panel installation aligns with Fuji Oil’s 2030 target of reducing its total CO2 40 percent emissions, supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
With 2,128 panels installed on 5,400 m² of the factory roof, the photovoltaic system has a capacity of 1,138 kWp and will generate approximately 1,643 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity per year.
Guillaume Chuang, president of PT Freyabadi Indotama, says the company will significantly increase cost savings and reduce its carbon footprint, with an estimate of 1,306 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided each year, comparable to taking 282 cars off the road or planting 21,760 trees per year.
“We are delighted to partner with TotalEnergies, in the hope of having a positive impact on the environment, which is part of Freyabadi’s commitment to sustainable development. As the largest chocolate manufacturer in Indonesia, we hope that these efforts will inspire other companies to do their part in preserving the environment as well, ”said Chuang.
On the strength of its commitment to conduct its activities in a responsible manner, Freyabadi chose TotalEnergies, known for its technical expertise in the deployment of renewable energy solutions around the world. Under the agreement, TotalEnergies will install and operate the solar photovoltaic (PV) system for 20 years while Freyabadi will pay based on the performance of the system.
“We know very well the quality and capabilities that TotalEnergies has to offer, as well as the impact of their technology on the environment, so cooperating with them on this project is an easy decision,” adds Chuang.
Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia, said: “As the leading supplier of solar solutions in the region, we are honored to have the confidence of Freyabadi to achieve cost savings and reduce the carbon footprint. TotalEnergies offers its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial and commercial perspective. We are committed to being a long-term energy partner for Freyabadi.
Freyabadi is committed to responding to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues by investing in environmentally friendly technologies for a gradual transition to renewable energies. Some of Freyabadi’s initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint include switching to LED lighting, upgrading its utilities and HVAC system, replacing diesel with natural gas, and upgrading to machines with better use of water and better efficiency of the electric motor.
About Freyabadi Indotama
PT Freyabadi Indotama is a chocolate manufacturer with over 25 years of experience in supplying high volumes of chocolate products to customers around the world. Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region as well as providing fully customized chocolate manufacturing solutions for some of the world’s leading confectionery, bakery and ice cream brands. Freyabadi specializes in compound and couverture chocolates and can produce them as dough, sauce, piece, block, stick, kibble, chunk and chip. Visit www.freyabadi.com for more information.
TotalEnergies, renewables and electricity
As part of its ambition to reach net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in renewable energies and electricity. At the end of September 2021, TotalEnergies’ gross renewable electricity production capacity is 10 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to develop this activity to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources by 2025, then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world’s top 5 producers of electricity from origin. wind and solar.
About TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation for Asia
TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation is a leading international provider of fully integrated distributed solar energy solutions, including solar rooftops, carports and ground-based solar power plants, with a portfolio of over 600 MW of projects in development and in operation. in the world. Active in Asia Since 2018, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation has been one of the largest and fastest-growing players in the distributed production of renewable energy in the region for commercial and industrial customers, with a portfolio of over 100 MW of projects in development. and in operation.
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