ENGIE NA Added Nearly 2 GW of Renewable Energy in the US in 2020

ENGIE North America has announced that it added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy in the US in 2020, as part of its commitment to deliver 9 GW of renewable energy capacity globally between 2019 and 2021. These new clean energy capacities will offset nearly 2.1 million metric tons of carbon and bring the firm’s renewables capacity to more than 3 GW in North America – enough to power 1.3 million homes.

The six grid-scale wind projects and two grid-scale solar projects contributed to the company’s record pace of renewable energy development and construction. These projects are located in Texas, Kansas, South Dakota and Oklahoma. With the completion of these projects, adding 1.4 GW of wind and 0.4 GW of solar, and other projects in the US and Canada, ENGIE now has more than 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in North America developed over the past two years.

“This was a historic year of construction for ENGIE North America,” said Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, CEO of ENGIE North America. “The rapid growth of our renewable energy footprint in the United States demonstrates ENGIE’s commitment to achieving a carbon-neutral future. With more than 10 GW of additional renewable energy projects currently underway in North America, we are just getting started in delivering on our mission to connect society and companies to clean, affordable, innovative, and resilient energy generation and the infrastructure to support it.”

The projects developed and built by ENGIE North America in 2020 in the US include:

Wind Projects:

  • East Fork, 196 MW, Thomas County, Kansas
  • Las Lomas, 202 MW, Starr and Zapata Counties, Texas
  • Jumbo Hill, 161 MW, Andrews County, Texas
  • Triple H, 250 MW, Hyde County, South Dakota
  • King Plains, 248 MW, Garfield & Noble Counties, Oklahoma
  • Prairie Hill, 300 MW, Limestone and McLennan Counties, Texas

Solar Projects:

  • Anson, 200 MW, Jones County, Texas
  • Long Draw, 225 MW, Borden County, Texas

Globally in 2020, the firm commissioned 3 GW of new renewable capacity, bringing its total portfolio to 31 GW of gross renewable energy capacity – consisting of hydroelectric (~57 percent) as well as wind and solar (~43 percent). Renewables account for 30 percent of the group’s gross power generation capacity worldwide (101 GW).

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