EDF Renewables Ireland and Circle K announce new solar energy agreement

EDF Renewables Ireland and Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Circle K have announced details of a new corporate Power Purchase Agreement (cPPA), under which three EDF Renewables Ireland solar farms in Wexford and Kilkenny will power all 168 sites within Circle K’s company owned network from October 2024, with the agreement to last until 2036.
EDF Renewables Ireland and Circle K announce new solar energy agreement
Courtesy of EDF Renewables Ireland.

A cPPA involves a company committing to buy its electricity from a renewable energy project or projects at a pre-agreed price over a fixed term, reducing its carbon footprint and securing a long-term, stable price for renewable energy.

With a combined capacity of 17 MW, Blusheens, Coolroe and Curraghmartin Solar Farms were among Ireland’s first operational solar farms when they were energised in March 2023. The agreement with EDF Renewables Ireland ensures that Circle K has access to a sustainable and secure source of electricity for a twelve-year period.

As well as its network of sites, from October 2024, Circle K will use the energy from the three solar farms to power its electric vehicle charging network. Circle K already has the most advanced EV charging capabilities in Ireland through its strategic partnerships with Ionity, ESB and Tesla, with charging points located at 44 service stations nationwide. This is in addition to the ongoing rollout of Circle K’s own branded EV chargers following a 7 million euros investment announced last year, which will see Circle K branded EV chargers installed at 30 locations by 2025.

“We are pleased to have agreed our first cPPA in Ireland with Circle K, supporting them in their efforts to further decarbonise both their business and Ireland’s transport sector” said Ryanne Burges, Director for Offshore and Ireland at EDF Renewables UK and Ireland. “As Ireland moves towards net-zero, cPPAs will play an increasingly significant role in driving the clean energy transition and providing an important route to market for renewable energy projects. We are proud to partner with one of Ireland’s leading brands and look forward to providing them with a secure source of low-carbon power for many years to come.”

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EDF Renewables Ireland

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