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Estimating Life Cycle Emissions for Renewable Projects

As more renewable projects were brought online in 2020, ENGIE North America developed a carbon neutrality estimator tool* to heighten its focus on assessing the carbon impact of wind and solar generation assets.  

The tool uses available industry data to gain a better understanding of the total life cycle emissions to estimate the time for a project to become net positive.

Net positive occurs when the emissions that will be avoided from the electricity generated by the asset are greater than the greenhouse gasses emitted during the manufacturing, transportation and construction phases of the project. 

Using a breakout approach, ENGIE North America evaluated several renewable projects, including Anson.

Navigate each section below to learn more about our 2020 sustainability performance.

2030 Objectives and 2020 Performance
Ensuring performance against 2030 ENGIE Group objectives
2030 Objectives and 2020 Performance
Planet Performance
Reducing our carbon footprint to create long-term value that can be shared by all
Planet Performance
People Performance
Improving our performance for employees and society
People Performance
Sustainability Policies
Ensuring a responsible framework to guide our efforts
Sustainability Policies

Anson is a solar project located in Jones County, Texas.  With over 750,000 modules in the solar array, the project will have a useful life of 35 years and is projected to generate 545,000 MWh annually. 

Estimated Life Cycle Emissions of Anson

Project Life
35-Year Project life
Avoided Emissions
381k MT Avoided CO2e per year
Carbon Neutrality
11 Months To carbon neutrality
Generation
545k MWh Annual solar generation

*Results generated by an ENGIE North America internal tool and not currently verified by any third-party standards.