Leading solar energy company174 Power Global, Gerdau Long Steel North America and TotalEnergies, announced the beginning of construction of the Midlothian in Texas Gerdau Solar project, one of the largest behind-the-metersolar facilities in the US. The 700-acre site, directly adjacent to the Gerdau Midlothian Steel Mill, is comprised of more than 231,000 solar panels and Gerdau’s industry-leading solar beam pilings. The Gerdau Solar project will provide reliable, green power to the Midlothian steel mill, and offset the emissions of more than 13,000 average Texas households. The project is expected to reach commercial operation by the summer of 2023.Gerdau and 174 Power Global previously signed a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) agreement for the power generated at the facility, and TotalEnergies is actively participating in the development of the project through a 50/50 joint venture agreement with 174 Power Global.Gerdau Long Steel North America manufactures structural steel, piling, rebar, merchant bar, and special bar quality products for the agricultural, automotive, civil construction, distribution, energy, industrial, and mining markets. GLN operates seven mills in the United States and three in Canada, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerdau SA.