Cameron LNG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Entergy Louisiana to advance a renewable energy service agreement (ESA) in an effort to reduce its overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The new ESA is aimed at reducing Cameron LNG’s Scope 2 emissions by buying renewable power from Entergy Louisiana.

Scope 2 emissions are those caused by a company indirectly from the energy it buys.

The non-binding MoU outlines a framework for the two firms to finalise and sign an ESA with a minimum of 20 years, which will be subject to approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission and Cameron LNG.

Cameron LNG president Whit Fairbanks said: “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.

“The MoU we have signed allows us to memorialise 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.”

The Cameron LNG is a 13.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) liquefied natural gas export facility located in Hackberry, straddling the boundary between the Calcasieu Parish and the Cameron Parish.

It is a joint venture between Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsui & Co., Mitsubishi Corporation, TotalEnergies, and NYK Line.

Cameron LNG, together with its joint venture partners, plans to develop a lower-emission potential expansion of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.

The Cameron LNG expansion project will include an additional liquefaction train, with a production capacity of approximately 6.75Mtpa.