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.

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

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

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