Ocean Winds, ENGIE’s joint venture held 50/50 with EDP Renewables and dedicated to offshore wind, was awarded a lease area for a floating offshore wind site of 2 GW capacity by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Ocean Winds and its partner the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), through their 50/50 joint venture Golden State Wind, was awarded a lease area of 325[X] km2 in the Morro Bay area, off the central coast of California. It is one of five sites that was the subject of an auction held by the BOEM.

The future offshore wind farm will have a capacity of 2 GW, generating enough energy to power the equivalent of 900,000 homes. This will bring California and the U.S. closer to meeting their clean energy goals of 5 GW of floating offshore wind generation by 2030 in California, and 15 GW by 2035 in the U.S.

This auction is the first floating offshore wind lease sale in the US and the first offshore wind lease sale on the West Coast. In North America, Ocean Winds has now about 6 GW under development with this new project in California and its two projects in the East: Mayflower Wind off the New England coast, and Bluepoint Wind off the New York and New Jersey coasts.

In addition to offshore developments, ENGIE has a strong position in North America, with over 4.5 GW of onshore wind and solar projects in operation and construction, to which were added a pipeline of 12 GW of solar and battery storage projects acquired by the Group in 2022.

Commenting, Paulo Almirante, ENGIE Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Renewables, Energy Management and Nuclear Activities, said:

This new success for Ocean Winds is linked to its pioneer role for more than 10 years in floating offshore wind, with around 4 GW of projects in operation, construction or underdevelopment in Portugal, France, South Korea and the UK. We, at ENGIE, are very proud to contribute to the development of offshore wind in the US, where Ocean Winds is developing now around 6 GW of offshore wind capacity and with significant contribution to the local economy.”

 

About ENGIE

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 101,500 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. Turnover in 2021: 57.9 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe, Euronext Vigeo Eiris – Eurozone 120/ Europe 120/ France 20, MSCI EMU ESG screened, MSCI EUROPE ESG Universal Select, Stoxx Europe 600 ESG, and Stoxx Global 1800 ESG).

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About Ocean Winds

Ocean Winds (OW) is an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture, owned by EDP Renewables and ENGIE. Based on its belief that offshore wind energy is an essential part of the global energy transition, OW develops, finances, builds and operates offshore wind farm projects all around the world.

When EDP and ENGIE combined their offshore wind assets and project pipeline to create OW in 2019, the company had a total of 1.5 GW under construction and 4.0 GW under development; OW has been adding rapidly to that portfolio and is now on a trajectory to reach the 2025 target of 5 to 7 GW of projects in operation, or construction, and 5 to 10 GW under advanced development. In 2022, OW’s offshore wind gross capacity already operating, contracted or with grid connection rights granted reaches 16.6 GW.

OW, headquartered in Madrid, is currently present in 8 countries, and primarily targets markets in Europe, the United States, selected parts of Asia, and Brazil.

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Key Highlights:

  • ENGIE Energy Marketing NA, Inc and BKV Corporation will develop a framework and marketing program to develop a new product for an emerging U.S. market on Carbon Credits associated with measured Carbon Sequestration.
  • Project Canary, the independent data and analysis provider, will reconcile sensing technologies and measure, analyze, and report the environmental attributes of the sequestrated Carbon to support decarbonization.

 

ENGIE Energy Marketing NA, Inc (“EEMNA”), a subsidiary of ENGIE North America, announces it will develop a framework and marketing platform for sourcing measured Sequestrated Carbon in establishing a new class of differentiated technology-based Carbon Credits.

 

EEMNA entered into a letter of intent with BKV Corporation to build this framework for verifiable environmental attributes with the use of carbon credits. The framework includes two approaches along the value chain. BKV will measure, reduce, and verify emissions using the latest operational enhancements and technologies, including continuous emissions monitoring while also using RSG gas. Secondly, BKV will deliver Sequestrated Carbon Credits to EEMNA under a defined framework for marketing to support development of a new and emerging market.

 

The value chain for sourcing measured Sequestrated Carbon Credits requires a reliable data partner. Project Canary will provide verifiable data and analysis utilizing their Canary SENSE Platform™ which reconciles sensing technologies, including 3rd party sensors, and includes measurement, reporting, and validation of methane intensity and the carbon emissions footprint of upstream, midstream, and carbon capture use and sequestration facilities. EEMNA and BKV plan to engage other 3rd parties and academic institutions to review and verify the framework.

 

EEMNA considers this initiative a first differentiated offering and the beginning of an emerging U.S. market in which an LNG buyer, gas utility, power utility, or other end-user can purchase measured and verified sequestrated carbon credits from a single, trusted company. This level of transparency is critical for the energy transition.

 

“EEMNA was a first mover in recognizing the value of RSG based upon quantified methane intensities and important environmental attributes. With this initiative, we are proud to push the market for certified, and auditable decarbonization targets forward,” said Ken Robinson, President of ENGIE Energy Marketing NA, Inc. “Reaching a true net zero carbon target requires a complete transformation of the energy system, which is why we are committed to taking the next transitional step with the development of measured sequestrated carbon credits.”

 

“The ability to develop a new energy framework towards net zero, requires high fidelity data, innovative technology, and the right leaders,” said Chris Romer, Project Canary Co-founder and CEO. “Today’s energy economy demands a cleaner, better way of producing, transporting, and buying energy. We are proud to help put this first trade together by delivering the transactable environmental data for this transformative deal.”

 

BKV’s natural gas commodity will have a complete, independently measured emissions profile, including one of the first permanent U.S. commercial and industrial geologic sequestration projects. Scheduled to come online in late 2023, it involves the injection of CO2 into a permitted facility owned by BKV in Texas.

 

“Evolving a long-established market isn’t simple, but we believe that progress requires innovative partnership to achieve net zero, and proof of performance,” said Chris Kalnin, CEO & Founder of BKV Corporation. “We are committed to creating an evolved market and framework that solves a complex problem.”

 

These new methodologies will help to measure and compute total emission footprints to meet new and emerging international standards for methane intensity and environmental factors. EEMNA, BKV, and Project Canary are committed to building this evolved market and establishing the verifiable data to underpin it.

 

About ENGIE

EEMNA is a subsidiary of ENGIE North America. Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 101,500 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more). For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, www.engie-na.com and www.engie.com.

 

About BKV

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, BKV Corporation (BKV) is a privately held, forward-thinking, growth-driven, energy company that seeks to deliver low-impact, sustainable energy to the community. BKV’s core business is to produce natural gas from its owned and operated upstream businesses. Founded in 2015, BKV has approximately 400 employees across the U.S. that are committed to building a different kind of energy company. BKV is one of the top 20 gas-weighted natural gas producers in the United States and the largest natural gas producer in the Barnett Shale. BKV Corporation is the parent company for the BKV family of companies. For more information, visit www.bkvcorp.com.

 

About PROJECT CANARY

Project Canary® is an environmental data and software company that collects, analyzes, quantifies, and visualizes asset-level environmental risk assessments and emission profiles. As a measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) solution, the Canary SENSE Platform™ integrates a networked sensor canopy, including 3rd party sensor data and assessment scores, to provide independently verifiable climate attribute data for upstream, midstream, and CCS (carbon capture and sequestration) projects. Project Canary’s insights help energy organizations improve performance, manage risks, and deliver auditable decarbonization data. Formed as a Public Benefit Corporation, the U.S. Colorado-based team includes scientists, engineers, and industry operators focused on the path to True Zero™. www.projectcanary.com

 

Media Contacts:

ENGIE North America: Michael Clingan, +1 (832) 745 6057, michael.clingan@external.engie.com
BKV Corporation: Becky Escott, +1 (940) 536-0359, becky.escott@bkvcorp.com
Project Canary: Rachael Shayne, +1 (303) 968-1702, rachael.shayne@projectcanary.com

 

SOURCE ENGIE North America

Two decades of growth from startup to America’s Energy Greentailer™ serving approximately 50,000 customers in 14 states.


ENGIE Resources LLC, a subsidiary of ENGIE North America Inc., is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a retail energy provider serving more than 50,000 commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in the U.S. Since its founding in 2002, ENGIE Resources has grown into one of the top energy retailers in North America.

Headquartered in Houston, ENGIE Resources offers electricity and natural gas solutions and related energy services in 14 markets: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

In 2018, the company tripled the number of natural gas utility service territories for its operations, through the acquisition of Plymouth Rock Energy. This milestone solidified a market position in New York and enabled the company to expand its natural gas and electricity presence in seven states and by more than 20,000 customers.

Reflecting on 20 years of progress, Sayun Sukduang, chief executive officer at ENGIE Resources, said, “I take great pride in what we have accomplished over the past two decades. I want to thank all those who have accompanied us on our memorable journey becoming America’s Energy Greentailer™, including our diverse and dedicated team of talented professionals and energy experts, our loyal customers, and our business partners. As we celebrate this important milestone, I am even more energized by the opportunities to come to build a more sustainable future.”

 

America’s Energy Greentailer™

The company’s suite of product and service offerings has expanded in response to evolving customer needs. To simplify energy buying for large commercial and industrial customers, ENGIE Resources introduced EasyFlex, an index product providing customers the ability to lock in a fixed price for a percentage of usage.

As part of the ENGIE Group ambition to be net zero by 2045 across all scopes, the company divested its brown power generation assets and considerably developed its renewable product offerings to help customers across the U.S. meet their sustainability commitments. It includes Renewable Energy Certificates, custom structured solutions, Virtual Power Purchase Agreements and portfolioRE, an innovative renewable energy solution for small and mid-size customers.

ENGIE Resources has become America’s Energy Greentailer™ serving Fortune 500 customers and bringing the benefits of renewable energy solutions to under-served smaller customers. Over the years, ENGIE Resources helped customers displace 82,621 metric tons of carbon or the equivalent of the emissions from 9,296,825 gallons of gasoline consumed.

 

Sustainability at its foundation

The confidence and trust of customers and partners has been essential to success. The underpinning of these relationships is the dedication of our employees who are proud to lead the energy transition.

 

For Sayun Sukduang, “the teams’ dedication and expertise have been instrumental in overcoming the many challenges our industry has been facing, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the Polar Vortex in 2014, and the winter storm in 2021. Winter storm Uri was the most severe event for the U.S. energy market and I’m proud to report that we met all our financial obligations to ERCOT, our business is solid, and we look forward to the years that lie ahead.”

 

The Celebration

ENGIE Resources will celebrate its anniversary with a series of events. The celebration recognizes a proud past and points to a promising future, told from the perspective of employees from a variety of customer-facing roles.

 

About ENGIE

Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 101,500 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more). For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com


Media Contact:
ENGIE North America: Michael Clingan, 832 745 6057, michael.clingan@external.engie.com

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ENGIE adds 6 GW of solar and battery storage capacity to its development pipeline – Acquisition of 33 early to late-stage projects will accelerate renewables development across multiple states in North America.

HOUSTON, Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ENGIE North America (ENGIE) announced it has acquired a 6 GW portfolio of solar, paired and stand-alone battery storage development projects from Belltown Power U.S. The transaction includes 33 projects comprising some 2.7 GW of Solar with 0.7 GW of paired storage and 2.6 GW of stand-alone battery storage. The projects are located across ERCOT, PJM, MISO and WECC1.

ENGIE already has a strong position in North America, with 3.9 GW of installed renewable capacity at 100% as of June 30, 2022. The projects are a strong addition to ENGIE’s existing renewables and storage pipeline in the U.S.

“These projects are a tremendous addition to our existing renewables pipeline and will help to further accelerate ENGIE’s role in the energy transition. The mix of solar, paired and stand-alone storage across a wide set of geographies both complements our existing portfolio as well as provides opportunities for expansion into new areas in the United States. The 3.3 GW of battery storage projects will be a critical enabler of flexibility and supports the balance of the grid to improve its reliability and resilience,” said Dave Carroll, Chief Renewables Officer and Head of ENGIE North America.

Hernan Farace, CEO of Belltown Power U.S., commented, “We are very proud of having completed this transaction with ENGIE, which marks another great milestone in the journey of Belltown as a greenfield developer. The ENGIE team is very knowledgeable and has the breadth and depth of expertise to bring these projects into operations. We believe our projects are in excellent hands and look forward to the ribbon cutting ceremonies at each of these sites.”

Note 1: ERCOT: Electric Reliability Council of Texas; PJM: Pennsylvania New Jersey Maryland Interconnection LLC; MISO: Midcontinent Independent System Operator; WECC: Western Electricity Coordinating Council


About ENGIE North America

Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 101,500 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.  In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more).  For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.

About Belltown Power U.S.

Belltown Power specializes in greenfield development of solar PV and energy storage projects, starting with site identification and navigating interconnection, real estate, permitting, environmental, tax, and all other development items to bring these projects to fruition. The Belltown Power team’s strong track record follows a thoughtful and disciplined approach to development, leveraging its excellent technical expertise and industry relationships to deliver quality projects from greenfield through to operations. For more information visit https://belltownpower.com.


Contacts:

ENGIE North America
Michael Clingan, Press Relations
Michael.clingan@external.engie.com

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Transition from traditional back-up power solutions to cleaner, healthier, and more intelligent systems is becoming easier and attainable for schools, cities and counties.

 

HOUSTON – ENGIE North America (ENGIE) today announced it has extended the scope of their microgrid offerings with their latest installation at the Santa Barbara Unified School District. As power outages and safety shutoffs are becoming the new normal in California, communities are under enormous pressure to adapt and mitigate their immediate effects. Communities must be able to continue critical operations even during a power outage. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) have become commonplace. California communities experienced 4,547 outage days from PSPS events between October 2017 to October 2019.

ENGIE’s newest microgrid installation at the district includes 4.2 megawatts of solar across 14 district locations and six microgrids with 3.8 megawatt hours of battery energy storage for backup power and peak demand charge reduction. The project is expected to offset approximately 90 percent of the solar array sites’ energy use with renewable energy and the district is expected to save nearly eight million over the project’s lifetime, with additional $6.47 million of value-added benefits from resilience.

“The SBUSD solar microgrids will serve as a model for school districts and other entities anywhere, including how to finance them in a straightforward manner that minimizes upfront costs and risks to the District while also reducing the District’s electricity expenditure,” said Stefaan Sercu, managing director Energy Solutions Americas at ENGIE. “It’s also important to note that communities can now benefit from state and federal funding for projects like these.”

Public Entities in California need to be as proactive as ever. In August 2022, for example, California experienced an extreme heat wave with several PSPS events throughout the state. With new funding opportunities through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), customers would be eligible through direct pay for up to a 30 percent tax credit or even higher, if certain conditions are met, on the cost of solar and storage projects as well as microgrid controller equipment. This program will make projects like the SBUSD very financially attractive and continue to support the triple bottom line in every bucket– economic, social and environmental.

“The scope for this program is one of the first for a school district in California,” Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado. “This is a community that has been continually impacted by wildfires and subsequent power shutoffs, mudslides and other natural disasters. This project will be critical in the district’s efforts to preserve power where it can, as well as provide a fiscally responsible power insurance policy that will ultimately aid the entire community.”

After the 2017/18 Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara District staff began researching the feasibility of energy resiliency solutions to preserve critical operations during emergencies and power outages for the more than 15,000 students, faculty and staff. In December 2020, the Board of Directors unanimously approved this first of its kind, uniquely cost effective and scalable microgrid project owned, operated and maintained by ENGIE North America.

Through the project the District is now equipped to provide the community with access to continuation of uptime even during utility grid outages and operate in Island Mode at six District sites maintaining service for critical refrigeration systems, priority communications and emergency staging areas systems. 

For more information on ENGIE’s microgrid solutions and case studies, please visit https://solutions.engie-na.com/building-a-sustainable-microgrid-santa-barbara-pr

 

 

About ENGIE North America

Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 101,500 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.  In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more).  For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.

 

 

Contact:

ENGIE North America

Michael Clingan, Press Relations

Michael.clingan@external.engie.com

The 200MW Sun Valley Solar agreement will represent power equivalent to the annual electricity needs of more than 50,000 U.S. homes and support the local agricultural eco-system.

CINCINNATI and HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Procter and Gamble (P&G) and ENGIE North America (ENGIE) announced today a 200 MW Power Purchase Agreement from ENGIE’s Sun Valley Solar project located in Hill County, Texas, 65 miles southwest of Dallas.

This solar energy agreement is the largest for P&G globally. Once production commences at Sun Valley later this year, it will supply P&G with more than 530,000 MWh of renewable power annually. For comparison, that is enough renewable electricity to power 1 in every 3 residences in P&G’s home city of Cincinnati, OH.

The agreement with ENGIE North America, a subsidiary of ENGIE S.A., a global leader in the transition to renewable energy, is part of P&G’s comprehensive plan to accelerate action toward net-zero GHG emissions by 2040. The agreement is expected to displace the equivalent of more than 367,000 metric tons of CO2-equivalent from the electricity grid each year.

“Partnering on new renewable power projects brings long-term, zero emissions renewable electricity on-line and is an important strategy to help us achieve our goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity.” said Jack McAneny, P&G Vice President Global Sustainability. “We are excited to work with ENGIE on projects like Sun Valley that progress our strategy and provide benefits to the local community.”

The Sun Valley Solar project is part of ENGIE’s more than 5 GW of wind, solar and storage in operation or construction across North America. The 250 MW project will become a long-term contributor to the 36,000 residents of the Hill County community. The project is expected to generate tax revenues of around $8 million to support county services and an additional $18 million in revenues to the Abbot School district, supporting teachers and educational infrastructure over the life of the project.

“We are very much in the ‘era of renewables’ and the clear targets set by P&G reflect the acceleration of that trend – we are honored to build on our long-standing relationship with them,” said Dave Carroll, Chief Renewables Officer, ENGIE North America. “These are long-term projects that will not only produce renewable power, but provide jobs, tax revenues and economic growth, and we are privileged that the Hill County community is part of this journey. We have activities in more than 100 counties across the U.S. and Canada – the energy transition is really one that will be powered by communities across the continent.”

As part of the development, a portion the project will be planted with locally appropriate vegetation that supports pollinators, such as butterflies and bees that are critical to the longer-term sustainability of wider agricultural eco-system.

Once in operation, up to 1500 head of sheep will also graze the site, providing natural vegetation management around and under the solar installation.

‘Both P&G and ENGIE North America brought a vision to this project that strategically considered how to weave multiple benefits into the renewable energy platform of the project. Pollinator health and habitat benefits are one of those multiple benefits that will help deliver on the overall sustainability goals and mission of both companies.’

– Peter Berthelsen, President Conservation Blueprint

Construction is underway at Sun Valley, creating 300-400 temporary jobs, while up to six new permanent roles will support local operations over the life of the project.



About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit https://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. For other P&G news, visit us at https://www.pg.com/news.

About ENGIE North America
Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 101,500 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more). For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.



Contacts

Procter & Gamble

Lindsey Morahan, Corporate Communications

mediateam.im@pg.com

ENGIE North America

Michael Clingan, Press Relations

Michael.clingan@external.engie.com

HOUSTON –(BUSINESS WIRE)– ENGIE Energy Marketing NA, Inc. (“ENGIE Energy Marketing”), a global energy mid-streamer offering electricity, natural gas, and energy services, a subsidiary of ENGIE S.A. (ENGIE) and MI Texas LLC (“MI”), a subsidiary of Mothership Incubator LLC, a retail electricity provider (REP), today announced that they have entered into a facility agreement for wholesale supply procurement in ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) with a tailored focus on next-generation retail solutions.

Unlike a run-of-the-mill credit and supply deal, this innovative facility structure encapsulates MI’s unique value proposition: providing white-label REP services for distributed energy resources (DERs) and creatively structured electricity supply solutions for complex, non-residential loads such as datacenters. With a commitment to growing renewable energy adoption, solving unique credit challenges, and simplifying ways for residential homeowners to deploy DERs, Mothership is primed to disrupt the electricity space.

Mothership will use this facility, which provides innovative products, renewable hedges, flexible credit, and varied tenor terms, to hedge supply requirements for their unique customer base. More specifically, this facility will enable Mothership to focus on innovating new retail solutions that monetize DERs such as solar, storage, and EVs and creating new contract structures for flexible load resources such as bitcoin mining, manufacturing, and schools.

ENGIE Energy Marketing’s President, Ken Robinson, said, “All of us at ENGIE are excited to join forces with a company like Mothership that understands our mission to transform the energy landscape to be more customer-centric, and also has the expertise to curate a retail portfolio focused on deploying renewables to all customer segments. Smart agreements like these are the kind that we need to make real gains toward a carbon-neutral economy.”

Mothership CEO Maura Yates said, “ENGIE is an ideal alliance for Mothership and we share a common commitment to decarbonization and innovation. The Mothership team see’s enormous potential in maximizing value streams from DER’s and delivering creative solutions to the market in order to drive cost savings, comprehensive risk management, and sustainability.”


About ENGIE

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. With our 170,000 employees, our clients, our partners and our stakeholders, we strive every day to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Guided by our purpose statement, we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, using our expertise in our key business areas (gas, renewable energies, services) to provide competitive solutions to our clients. www.engie.com

About Mothership

Launched in Fall 2021, Mothership is a boutique ERCOT REP that is disrupting the traditional electricity space by leading the next generation of retail suppliers focused on flexibility, deploying distributed energy resources, and decarbonization of the grid. Mothership’s house-branded REP is a hyper-focused, high-performing risk and origination team committed to doing smart deals and providing best-in-class customer service for commercial and industrial customers. We work with sophisticated brokers and loads in ERCOT, creating highly structured, customized retail contracts that integrate renewables and DERs into the supply offering. To learn more, visit mothershipenergy.com.

Contact:

Calin Brammer
calin@mothershipenergy.com

ENGIE Energy Marketing NA, Inc.
Michael Clingan, Press Relations
Michael.clingan@external.engie.com

Clean and Efficient Energy Project Expected to Save $83 Million

 

RICHMOND, CALIF. and HOUSTON, TX – The Board of Directors of West County Wastewater (WCW) has announced plans for a comprehensive energy, infrastructure, and process improvement project designed to significantly reduce the organization’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.  This infrastructure upgrade project will reduce West County Wastewater’s overall greenhouse gas emissions by 93 percent at WCW’s Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant and is expected to save more than $83 million over the project’s lifetime.

“To us, community and environmental stewardship is about more than providing wastewater services,” said Andrew Clough, WCW Deputy General Manager. “It is about working together to encourage and employ healthy industry and environmental practices that will benefit the region, our communities, and our ecosystem for years ahead.”

The new comprehensive infrastructure project will help WCW achieve its vision. Led by low-carbon energy leader ENGIE North America (ENGIE), the initiative will include significant upgrades to WCW’s Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant. Two new digesters, an addition of 1.1 megawatts (MW) of solar power generation, a thermal sludge drying system, and solids dewatering, among other improvements, will greatly improve WCW’s control over its handling of biosolids.

“This project is one of the most impactful energy, infrastructure and process improvement programs in the United States,” said Stefaan Sercu, Managing Director at ENGIE North America. “Our alliance with WCW will serve as a proof point for the benefits of the comprehensive energy collaboration approach. Wastewater treatment is an especially energy-demanding operation—but wastewater districts that take advantage of ENGIE’s expertise at the energy-water nexus can make the improvements necessary for the reliability of their equipment, safety of the local community, and environmental sustainability.”

Historically, biosolids produced by WCW have been sent to landfill due to the fact they did not meet the high -quality standards required for beneficial reuse. By generating Class A biosolids, suitable for agricultural and other reclamation uses, these upgrades will eliminate organic material being sent to landfill. This will prepare the organization for the 2022 implementation of SB 1383, the “Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Reductions” regulations, and reduce ongoing disposal costs. The project will also result in a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the decomposition of sludge in the landfills.

ENGIE will implement the plant improvements and maintain the installed equipment over the next 20 years under an energy savings performance contract. This approach will leverage ENGIE’s deep expertise in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to optimize operational efficiencies throughout the equipment’s lifetime. ENGIE is targeting a 4.2 million kWh reduction in WCW’s annual energy use.

The scope of the project comprises a 1.1 MW solar power system, LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations and wastewater treatment plant upgrades including a new grit separation system, rotary drum thickeners, a high efficiency aeration blower, new digesters, a 450 kW cogeneration system powered by biogas from the digester, a sludge dewatering system, a sludge thermal dryer system and equalization basins. Together, these systems’ onsite generation will meet close to 100 percent of the District’s facilities and wastewater treatment electricity needs.

Finally, the initiative will bring job opportunities and economic benefits to the Richmond area. In addition to creating jobs through the District Project Labor Agreement, it will create internships and career pathways in the wastewater industry for local high school and college students.

 

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About West County Wastewater

West County Wastewater serves several communities in the Richmond, California, area. The organization owns, operates, and maintains a wastewater collection system with 249 miles of gravity sewer pipelines, 17 lift stations, 6 miles of pressure force mains, and a Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant with a capacity of 12.5 million gallons per day (mgd). All told, WCW provides wastewater services to approximately 34,000 residences and 2,450 commercial and industrial businesses, with a total population of nearly 100,000.

About ENGIE North America

Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 170,000 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.  In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more).  For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.

Media Contacts:

West County: Kate Gibbs, kgibbs@wcwd.org, 510-390-4844

ENGIE North America:  Michael Clingan, michael.clingan@external.engie.com, (832) 745-6057

$309 Million Project will Modernize More Than 75,000 Streetlights, Reduce Energy Use by more than 50 Percent, Improve Equity of Service, and Extend Wi-Fi Coverage in Underserved Neighborhoods

 

Washington, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX – Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) today announced the District of Columbia has entered a long-term public private partnership with the Plenary Infrastructure DC (PIDC) consortium to modernize more than 75,000 lights throughout the District.

 

Considered the nation’s largest urban streetlight modernization project, the $309 million DC Smart Street Lighting Project will convert all the city’s street and alley lights to energy-efficient LED technology with remote monitoring and control capabilities. This modern infrastructure will reduce the lights’ energy usage by more than 50 percent, eliminating 38,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year and extend Wi-Fi coverage in traditionally underserved neighborhoods.

 

The PIDC team includes:

  • Plenary Americas as the lead developer and equity partner.
  • Kiewit Development Company as an equity partner.
  • Phoenix Infrastructure Group as a DC-based and minority-owned equity partner.
  • ENGIE North America (ENGIE) as the design and construction contractor.
  • EQUANS, an ENGIE company, as the Asset Manager of the infrastructure for the next 15 years.

 

The PIDC team will use a comprehensive approach to engage local small businesses including those certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) to deliver the project. They are committed to hiring and training a local workforce, and both conversion and operations work will be performed by local subcontractors.

 

 “With this project, we’re doing so much more than just replacing lights – we’re making our streets safer, our communities more connected, and our city more resilient,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I’m proud that with the District’s first public-private partnership, years in the making and partly financed through the DC Revenue Bond program, we’re building a stronger, brighter DC.”

For decades, streetlights throughout Washington, D.C., have used a variety of inefficient bulb technologies, including incandescent and high-pressure sodium. The District has also long relied on residents calling 311 to report streetlight outages. Alongside the efficient lighting technologies, the project will install smart city technology components, including a remote monitoring, which will help minimize outage response times, and control system and wireless access points. By delivering extended Wi-Fi coverage, the DC Smart Street Lighting Project will help close the digital divide and advance D.C.’s progress toward its goal of citywide broadband access.

 

“On behalf of the Plenary Infrastructure DC team, we are honored to be partnering with the District on their first public-private partnership and the first urban P3 DBFM street-lighting project in North America. We look forward to working alongside the District over the next 15 years to provide smart, reliable, energy-efficient streetlights for the communities of Washington, D.C.,” said Brian Budden, President & CEO of Plenary Americas.

 

The streetlight improvements will also substantially reduce light pollution. Moreover, by minimizing outages citywide, the initiative supports the City’s Vision Zero campaign, which is designed to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety. The project will not involve any changes to light pole placement or to the style of poles and luminaries, many of which reflect a historic design dating back to the 1920s.

 

“The collaborative partnership with the District and PIDC delivers critical infrastructure while allowing to shape a more sustainable future. Working together we can help ensure the next generation enjoys the benefits of the city in an environment that’s clean and healthy,” said Stefaan Sercu, Managing Director, ENGIE North America. “The DC Smart Street Lighting Project expands the ENGIE footprint within the District along with customers like Howard University and Georgetown University.  We are proud to have a long-lasting presence in this great community.”

 

“EQUANS is proud to accompany the District in this 15-year journey towards a more energy efficient, digitized, and high performing streetlight network that will positively benefit the environment, the economy and the community” said Bruno Charrade, Managing Director, EQUANS Americas and Australia.

 

About the Office of Public-Private Partnerships

The District of Columbia’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) is charged with building collaborations between the private sector and D.C. government to complete major infrastructure projects and other programs through long-term, performance-based procurements commonly referred to as public-private partnerships.

 

About Plenary Americas

 Plenary Americas has become North America’s leading specialized developer of long-term partnership projects, with a project portfolio of USD$17 billion across both the United States and Canada, including more than 50 projects in the health, transportation, defense, justice, education, energy and government accommodation sectors. With an uncompromising focus on lifecycle performance, Plenary embraces the finance, planning, design, construction, complementary commercial development and asset management operations of our projects. As a result, governments and public sector agencies look to our team to be an innovative and trusted voice in undertaking public infrastructure that meets the genuine needs and aspirations of a community.

We bring infrastructure to life. For more information, please visit www.plenaryamericas.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

About ENGIE North America

Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 170,000 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.  In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more).  For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.

 

About EQUANS

EQUANS is the world leader in multi-technical services, with 74,000 employees in 17 countries. EQUANS designs, installs, and provides customized solutions to improve the technical equipment, systems, and processes of its clients and to optimize their use through their energy, industrial and digital transitions. Thanks to a strong territorial footprint relying on historical local brands and excellent technical know-how, EQUANS’ highly qualified experts support territories, cities, and industries in HVAC, Cooling and Fire protection, Facility Management, Digital, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics, where security and business continuity are critical.

 

In North America, EQUANS has been offering integrated solutions and services to optimize and guarantee its clients’ long-term returns for more than 30 years in infrastructure projects such as streetlights, airports, high tech industries, office, and government buildings.

EQUANS is a separate entity of ENGIE. https://www.equans.com/

 

About Phoenix Infrastructure Group Investments

Phoenix Infrastructure Group Investments, LLC is the investment arm of Phoenix Infrastructure Group, LLC (“Phoenix Infrastructure”) the local investment partner and equity holder of PIDC. Phoenix Infrastructure is founded and headquartered in the District of Columbia and one of the few minority-owned infrastructure investors in the United States. With a focus on projects that support and positively impact communities, Phoenix Infrastructure is engaged in projects within the transportation, transit, smart city, and social infrastructure space across the United States, with a current value of projects exceeding $700 million.

 

About Kiewit Development Company

Kiewit Development Company (KDC) is the development, investment and asset management arm of Kiewit. With offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Toronto, and Vancouver KDC provides in-house development, finance and asset management expertise to deliver projects for its clients and partners. KDC’s North American portfolio includes eight P3 projects, with an aggregate capital cost of $7 billion. KDC and its affiliates have worked on over 30 large P3 project pursuits and has committed over $350 million in equity to P3 projects. With other consortium members on their project pursuits, KDC has raised private project debt in excess of $18 billion.

 

 

Media Contacts:

Plenary Americas: Stephanie Williamson, stephanie.williamson@plenarygroup.com, (604) 418-2722

ENGIE North America and EQUANS: Michael Clingan, michael.clingan@external.engie.com, (832) 745-6057

Equity and tax-equity financing with multiple partners continues to support growth of 4 GW operating portfolio in North America.

 

HOUSTON, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ENGIE North America (“ENGIE”) announced it has successfully completed Tax-Equity financing for its Iron Star and Priddy wind projects and Equity financing for the portfolio of these assets plus the Hawtree solar project which recently declared commercial operations. Together they total approximately 665 MW.

The two wind projects located in Ford County, Kansas and Mills County, Texas, respectively, are owned by affiliates of ENGIE. The Hawtree project is in Warren County, North Carolina. Leading financial institutions participated in the financing which included long-standing Tax-Equity relationships with Bank of America and Wells Fargo among others and a new relationship with InfraRed Capital Partners (US) (“InfraRed”) who provided equity investments for the projects.

A wholly owned ENGIE affiliate is operating the Iron Star, Priddy and Hawtree projects pursuant to long term balance of plant operation and maintenance agreements with the project companies. The projects are part of the more than 4 GW portfolio of renewable energy assets currently managed by the company across North America.

“We are excited to again collaborate with Bank of America and Wells Fargo among others to fund our growing renewables portfolio. We are also happy to be joined by a new equity partner in InfraRed – we are creating long-term relationships that are helping to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality across the United States.” said Eric De Caluwe, Head of Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory (AIFA) for ENGIE North America.

“ENGIE’s deep operating experience of renewable projects coupled with our relationships with leading financial institutions such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and InfraRed provides the strongest foundation possible to meet the need for major expansion of wind, solar and storage capacity across North America,” said David Carroll, Chief Renewables Officer, ENGIE North America. “With more than 4,500 MW of renewables in operation or construction in North America, building strong collaborations such as these is a cornerstone of our approach”.

There are 62 wind turbines capable of producing 4.8 MW each in commercial operation at the Iron Star project and 63 turbines of the same size operating at the Priddy project. The Hawtree project’s installed capacity is equal to 65 MWac. The renewable power that is produced at the projects will be sold under previously agreed long-term Power Purchase Agreements. The three projects will become long-term neighbors and members of their Kansas, Texas and North Carolina communities, diversifying and supporting local economic development and putting Ford, Mills and Warren Counties at the heart of the energy transition.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support large scale renewable energy projects like Iron Star and Priddy” said Philip Hopkins, head of Wells Fargo’s Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance group. “Providing expertise and capital to important customers like ENGIE is just one way we are helping accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon economy.”

Jack Paris, Head of the Americas for InfraRed Capital Partners, said “We are delighted to invest in Iron Star, Priddy and Hawtree and look forward to building a strong relationship with an experienced and industry leading partner, such as ENGIE. This investment expands our activities in North America and supports our significant growth ambition in the clean energy sector.”

The three projects were constructed during 2021 and early 2022 and can produce enough renewable power to meet the needs of around 200,000 average American homes.

About ENGIE North America
Based in Houston, Texas, ENGIE North America Inc. is a regional hub of ENGIE, a global leader in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE (ENGI), is listed on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges. Together with our 170,000 employees around the globe, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition toward a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. In North America, ENGIE helps our clients achieve their energy efficiency, reliability, and ultimately, their sustainability goals, as we work together to shape a sustainable future. We accomplish this through: energy efficiency projects, providing energy supply (including renewables and natural gas), and the development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets (wind, solar, storage and more). For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our LinkedIn page or Twitter feed, https://www.engie-na.com/ and https://www.engie.com.

ENGIE North America Media Contact:
ENGIE North America: Michael Clingan, Michael.clingan@external.engie.com, (832) 745-6057

SOURCE ENGIE North America