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ST Plans to Become Carbon Neutral by 2027

STMicroelectronics has reported that its Bouskoura site in Morocco will procure 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2022 compared to 1 % in 2020 as the company plans to achieve carbon neutrality.

STA project that advances STMicroelectronics’ commitment to sourcing renewable energy and becoming carbon-neutral by 2027.

“Our electrical power purchases from the Oualidia wind farm complement our generation of electricity by the solar carport, installed over a year ago,” noted Fabrice Gomez, General Manager of STMicroelectronics Bouskoura. “We are proud to call on renewable and local energy sources to help the Company reach its goal of carbon neutrality, while also supporting the Moroccan government’s commitment to the energy transition.”

Rajita D’Souza, President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility at STMicroelectronics, added, “STMicroelectronics has committed to procuring 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2027, thanks to a combination of on-site solar power installations and agreements to purchase green-certified renewable energies. The use of electricity from wind power at our Bouskoura plant in Morocco marks a major step forward for our Group and reflects a trend that will be strengthened over time and expanded to include several of our sites.”

STMicroelectronics has been present in Bouskoura for over 20 years with a back-end plant that employs 2,800 people.

The site has developed several programs over the last few years to reduce its indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2) and augment the use of renewable energy sources:

  • The purchase of electrical power generated by wind farm: the electricity of 12 wind turbines produced by InnoVent in North Morocco will be fed into Morocco’s national power grid and then, purchased by ST. With annual output expected to reach more than 80 gigawatt-hours of green energy, the wind farm should contribute to reducing the Bouskoura facility’s CO2 emissions by about 60,000 metric tons per year – or the amount of carbon captured by planting 1,100,000 trees.
  • Solar power generation. In December 2019, ST Bouskoura set up a solar carport (250 parking places), with 2,400 solar panels providing peak power of 672 kilowatts (kWp) and spanning some 4,000 square meters. With an annual production of more than 1 gigawatt-hour of photovoltaic energy, this program reduces the site’s annual CO2 emissions by nearly 740 metric tons.
  • Replacement of conventional light bulbs with LED lighting for the entire site. Kicked off in September 2020, this program will reduce the site’s annual power consumption by 1.3 GWh.

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