ATOME Energy is positioning itself at the forefront of the hydrogen revolution in Paraguay after signing a 60MW Power Purchase Agreement. Hydrogen Industry Leaders investigates how the agreement will turn the country into a hub for clean technologies.
Situated in Villeta, 35km south of the capital Asuncion, the signing of this watershed agreement represents the first in a series of ATOME’s programme for large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia production units.
CEO of ATOME, Olivier Mussat, said, “As we continue to develop our 250MW+ projects in Paraguay, the opportunity to interpose and add 60MW now with this new site in Villeta is very attractive.
“In itself, this facility would be of world scale in its own right. Villeta, with the readily available renewable power, is a perfect site to fast-track ATOME’s first project as it is very convenient for all types of potential off-taker.
“At 60MW, Villeta is also right-sized, enabling us to build our facilities rapidly, with minimal infrastructure build-out and opening the opportunity to supply domestic and export markets.”
President of ANDE said: “We are very pleased with the signing of this contract with ATOME; the largest power contract signed to date is a crucial step for the large-scale production of green hydrogen and ammonia.
“This project is not only aligned with the National Policy of using our clean and renewable electricity to promote the country’s economic development, but it also strategically supports the Government’s goals for the decarbonisation of Paraguay’s economy within the framework of the Paris Agreement.”