Engie adds 1.8 GW of renewable energy in the US in 2020
Post date: 14/01/2021 - 09:41
Engie North America Inc. has added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy in the US in 2020. The six grid-scale wind projects and two grid-scale solar 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. The solar projects developed and built include the 200 MW facility »Anson« in Jones County and the 225 MW plant »Long Draw« in Borden County, both in Texas.
The company is part of French energy giant Engie SA, which committed to deliver 9 GW of renewable energy capacity globally between 2019 and 2021. According to Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, Executive Vice President responsible for the Engie Renewables' business line and CEO of Engie North America, the company has »more than 10 GW of additional renewable energy projects currently underway« in North America. Globally in 2020, Engie commissioned 3 GW of new renewable capacity, bringing its total portfolio to 31 GW of renewable energy capacity – consisting of hydroelectric (57 percent) as well as wind and solar (43 percent). Renewables account for 30 percent of Engie's power generation capacity worldwide (101 GW).