May 17, 2020

enXco: Acquisition of Beacon for Landfill Gas projects

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enXco, a North American EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has acquired Beacon Landfill Gas Holdings LLC. The purpose of the acquisition is to bring Be...


enXco, a North American EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has acquired Beacon Landfill Gas Holdings LLC. The purpose of the acquisition is to bring Beacon’s portfolio of two high Btu landfill gas projects to EnXco. The projects involve the Imperial and Greentree landfills, operated by Allied Waste Service and Veolia, in Western Pennsylvania. Gas produced at the landfills is collected and processed to eliminate any impurities and meet quality standards for transporting throughout the natural gas pipeline system. Both projects produce enough gas combined to generate 50 megawatts of electricity equivalent.

Technology used at the facilities minimizes landfill gas by 90 percent that would otherwise be flared. Roughly 10,000 standard cubic feet per minute of raw landfill gas can then be used in the same way natural gas produced by drilling would. Methane emissions are reduced as a result of the projects, meaning local air quality is also improved.

Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO of enXco, stated, “The acquisition of facilities that process landfill gas that can be consumed in generating plants complements enXco’s mission to grow a portfolio of renewable generating assets for EDF Energies Nouvelles in North America. We are proud to make the Beacon projects our first entry into the North American LFG sector and hope to build on this success with the addition of LFG generating plants, which together with wind and solar round out our portfolio of assets.”

“The Beacon team is pleased by this transaction and the opportunity to join such a dynamic and growing company as enXco,” commented Jim Schretter, former Officer and Director of Beacon and newly appointed Vice President of enXco LFG Holdings, LLC. “We look forward to applying our depth of experience in the management and operation of these first in class LFG projects to enXco’s already impressive renewable energy portfolio.”





 

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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

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Dominic Ellis
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Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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