Four new Engie renewable projects now in operation

Published on March 22, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski


Four renewable energy projects developed by Engie North America with a combined production capacity of 651 MW reached commercial operation at the end of 2022.

Two are in Texas, the 300 MW Limestone Wind project in Navarro and Limestone counties and the 250 MW Sun Valley Solar project in Hill County northeast of Waco. The other two are solar projects in Delaware and Virginia, which total 101 MW of energy generation.

“Maintaining momentum with our projects and meeting the expectations of our customers to help them deliver on their own Net Zero journey was and remains our key focus. Our proven ability to deliver consistently in a dynamic environment will be a critical differentiator over the next few years,” Dave Carroll, chief renewables officer of Engie North America, said. “Last year was a volatile one for the renewables industry, including sector-wide supply chain challenges, a rapidly evolving incentives landscape, inflation, and all coupled with an accelerating commitment to a Net Zero future made for a lively twelve months, but one where our breadth and depth of the Engie team came through.”

For the Sun Valley project, Procter and Gamble (P&G) signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Engie last year.

“Partnering on new renewable power projects brings long-term, zero emissions renewable electricity online and is an important strategy to help us achieve our goal of purchasing 100 percent renewable electricity. We are excited to work with Engie on projects like Sun Valley that progress our strategy and provide benefits to the local community,” said Jack McAneny, P&G vice president of global sustainability.

In addition, three companies — LyondellBasell, Stanley Black and Decker, and Whirlpool Corporation – signed PPA’s for Limestone.

“LyondellBasell announced four power purchase agreements (PPA) during 2022 totaling 381 megawatts of renewable energy, and the Limestone Wind Project was the first PPA in our portfolio. We are excited to see it beginning operations as this marks an important milestone for us in achieving our sustainability goals,” said Aaron Ledet, senior vice president of Olefins and Polyolefins Americas of LyondellBasell. “Renewable Electricity is a vital component of how we aim to deliver our greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, which is a 42 percent absolute reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, relative to a 2020 baseline.”

The addition of these projects brings Engie’s renewable operations to more than 4.8 GW across the United States and Canada.

“Globally, ENGIE aims to add an average 4 GW of renewable capacity each year through 2025, and North America is poised to be a material contributor to that aspiration. We plan to almost double production capacity by 2025 across the U.S. and Canada,” Carroll said. “We are already in construction for many of our 2023 projects, including storage, which will become an increasing element of our portfolio.”