Cameron LNG, Entergy advance renewable power deal

Sempra Infrastructure’s Cameron LNG, the operator of the three-train 12 mtpa liquefaction facility in Louisiana, has entered into a new deal with a unit of electricity firm Entergy aimed at slashing emissions.

Cameron LNG entered into a memorandum of understanding with Entergy Louisiana to negotiate the terms and conditions for a new electric service agreement to reduce Cameron LNG’s Scope 2 emissions from the electricity it purchases from Entergy.

The memorandum is non-binding and sets forth a framework for the partners 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, according to a joint statement.

It is also subject to the ultimate approval of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and Cameron LNG.

The partners expect to develop the new electric service agreement together with a new, renewable tariff option that they plan to file for Commission review and approval in the coming months.

This new tariff along with Entergy Louisiana’s recently approved optional Geaux Green tariff program would provide customers the opportunity to reduce their scope 2 emissions by subscribing to new renewable generation resources, the statement said.

Expansion

In January this year, Sempra Infrastructure, a unit of Sempra, entered into a memorandum of understanding with Entergy Louisiana to develop options designed to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy to power Sempra Infrastructure’s facilities in the state.

After that, it entered into a deal with Entergy Texas as it looks to secure renewable power for its planned 13.5 mtpa Port Arthur liquefaction project in Texas.

The Cameron LNG plant currently has three trains but Sempra Infrastructure and its partners are working one the Cameron LNG Phase 2 export project which includes building the fourth train with a capacity of about 6.75 mtpa.

Sempra Infrastructure is planning to use electric drive (E-Drive) motor technology instead of the Frame 7 gas turbine drives as part of its proposed Cameron LNG expansion project.

“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,” Whit Fairbanks, president of Cameron LNG, said in the statement.

“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,” Fairbanks said.

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