Vancouver BC based Canadian Teck Resources and AES Corporation announced that their Chilean affiliates, Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca and AES Andes, have entered into a long-term clean power purchase agreement for the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project in Chile. Under the 17-year agreement, AES Andes will provide 1,069 Gigawatt hours per year of energy from renewable sources, building on the February 2020 QB2 renewable energy announcement to achieve 100% clean, renewable energy for QB2 starting in 2025.AES Andes uses its growing renewable portfolio that includes wind, solar, hydro and battery plants to supply clean energy to QB2.The use of 100% renewable energy for QB2 instead of energy from coal-fired generation will avoid a total of approximately 1.6 million tonnes of annual greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing over 340,000 combustion engine passenger vehicles from the road – more than the annual emissions of all the cars in the City of Vancouver or two and a half times the numbers of cars in the Tarapacá Region of Chile where QB2 is located.This agreement will enable Teck to achieve its goal of net-zero scope 2 emissions (emissions associated with purchased power) by 2025, which would make it one of the first companies in the mining industry to achieve this target. It also contributes to Teck’s 2030 goal of reducing carbon intensity of operations by 33% and ultimately becoming a net-zero operator by 2050. Teck previously announced switching to 100% renewable power for its Carmen de Andacollo Operation in Chile. CIick here to learn more about Teck’s approach to taking action on climate change.With its Greentegra strategy, AES Andes continues to advance in its transformation and has already signed more than 6,500 GWh/y of renewable agreements with mining companies in Chile, which is equivalent to supplying 3 million Chilean householdsThe terms of the agreement are confidential.