ESA is expected to reduce scope 2 emissions from electricity
HACKBERRY, La., Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameron LNG announced today it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Entergy Louisiana, LLC to negotiate the terms and conditions for a new electric service agreement (ESA) to reduce Cameron LNG's Scope 2 emissions from the electricity it purchases from Entergy Louisiana.
"Entergy Louisiana is a critical partner in our efforts to reduce our overall direct and indirect GHG emissions. Cameron LNG strives to provide its customers with LNG that has the lowest possible emissions intensity," said Whit Fairbanks, president of Cameron LNG. "The MOU we have signed allows us to memorialize an agreement to bring on enough renewable power to offset the emissions for our facility, including the Train 4 expansion, when all renewable generations phases are added to the supply portfolio."
"We're proud to partner with Cameron LNG on this agreement," said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. "Strong businesses lead to a stronger Louisiana for us all. Our customers are continuously seeking carbon-reduction options, and this is another example of us working with an industry leader to meet their own goals as well as our own."
The MOU is non-binding and sets forth a framework for Entergy Louisiana and Cameron LNG to finalize and sign a minimum 20-year long-term agreement for the procurement of new renewable generation resources in Louisiana over an agreed-upon timeframe, subject to the ultimate approval of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and Cameron LNG. The new electric service agreement is expected to be developed together with a new, renewable tariff option that will be filed for Commission review and approval in the coming months. This new tariff along with Entergy Louisiana's recently approved optional Geaux Green tariff program will provide customers the opportunity to reduce their scope 2 emissions by subscribing to new renewable generation resources.
Cameron LNG, a 13.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) liquefied natural gas export facility operating in Hackberry, is working with its joint venture partners to develop a cost-effective and lower-emission potential expansion of the facility. The proposed Cameron LNG expansion would include an additional liquefaction train with a maximum production capacity of approximately 6.75 Mtpa that is planned to utilize electric compression, equivalent to adding approximately 300 megawatts (MW) of demand to the Entergy Louisiana system.
Entergy has been an industry leader in voluntary climate action for more than two decades. In 2001, the company was the first U.S. electric utility to commit to voluntarily stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions. That goal has since been accelerated with a commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
About Cameron LNG
Cameron LNG was developed to meet the growing demand for energy worldwide with three liquefaction trains to process and load LNG supplies onto ships safely. Cameron LNG is a joint venture between five international companies with extensive LNG market and shipping experience. The partners include affiliates of Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsui & Co., Mitsubishi Corporation, TotalEnergies, and NYK Line. Cameron LNG is in a strategic geographic position to provide ease of access to global gas markets, including Asia and Europe. To date, the facility has exported more than 450 cargoes of U.S. natural gas to 29 countries worldwide.
About Entergy Louisiana
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans. Entergy Corporation powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,000 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations.
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