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What has been going on with the USA's renewable energy industry recently? The Renewables Roundup returns with energy expert Eddy Maunder, Principal Consultant at CMC, to showcase the biggest news from America's wind, solar, hydro and battery storage businesses. 

Our top stories this month include:

  • NextEra's recognition of "Most Admired Company"
  • EDF Renewables' 1.05GW year
  • Community Offshore Wind's $3 billion New York Benefit
  • NREL's prediction of 50,000 US jobs to be created by 2030

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NextEra: World's Most Admired Company

Our top story this month focuses on NextEra Energy Inc.  The firm has been recognized as the global No.1 on the Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the electric and gas utilities industry.  This is the 16th time in 17 years NextEra has claimed the award.

John Ketchum NextEra Energy Chairman said:

“We are honored to be recognized again on Fortune's prestigious list as the leader within our industry. This recognition reflects our success in executing our long-term strategy of delivering low-cost clean energy solutions to our customers in Florida and across the nation, while giving back to the communities that we serve and generating value to our shareholders and all our stakeholders. Our team of 15,000 talented professionals work every day to identify ways to improve our business so that we can deliver even more value to our customers. With the hard work, perseverance and commitment to excellence of our employees, we are shaping how energy is produced and delivered while advancing a sustainable energy future.”

EDF Renewables installs 1.05GW in 2022

EDF Renewables North America is celebrating a successful 2022 after announcing that they installed 1.05GWs of solar, wind and storage assets over the course of the previous year.

EDF’s grid-scale team commissioned 922.4 MW, while its distribution power team delivered 9 projects totaling 56 MW.

EDF’s onsite solutions team, through affiliate PowerFlex, completed 76.7 MW of solar, 9.4 MW hours of energy storage and 2,606 new EV charging installations.

Community Offshore Wind commits to $3 billion NY Benefits

Community Offshore Wind, a joint venture between National Grid and RWE have submitted a proposal for New York's Offshore Wind Solicitation, Committing Over $3 Billion Economic Benefit to the State.

If selected, Community Offshore Wind's proposal will create over 4,600 jobs through the year 2033, across the supply chain in New York, prioritizing those from disadvantaged communities, local companies and the union workforce.

Community Offshore Wind is proposing a Supply Chain Investment Plan that will help localize blade and nacelle facilities in partnership with General Electric (GE), bring steel fabrication and processing to Orange County, and invest in a Staten Island port facility. 

The proposal expects to reduce New York electricity system-related carbon emissions by about 5 percent and thereby contribute significantly to the State's target of reaching zero-emission electricity by 2040.

NREL announces 50,000 new American jobs from offshore wind by 2030

Sticking with Offshore Wind National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report on January 23rd stating that the U.S. goal of generating 30 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 will create nearly 50,000 new American jobs, provided that major upgrades in ports and shipyards are achieved.

The report states 10,000 full-time equivalent jobs in major-component manufacturing facilities by 2030 with up to 5 times as many opportunities for supplier jobs, all of which would span the country.

A domestic supply chain that can supply 4–6 GW of projects per year will likely require an investment of at least $22 billion in ports, large installation vessels, and manufacturing facilities

Verizon signs for 410MW of renewable energy capacity

Verizon signed four new long-term renewable energy purchase agreements for an aggregate of up to 410 MW of renewable energy capacity. With these new agreements, Verizon has surpassed 3 GWs of total projected renewable energy capacity, as it continues to be a leading buyer of U.S. renewable energy. These agreements also position the company to meet its goal to source or generate renewable energy equivalent to 50 percent of its total annual electricity consumption by 2025.

NV Energy Requests Nevada Proposals

NV Energy has issued a request for proposals, seeking dispatchable energy and energy storage resources for the Nevada utility’s service area.

The RFP was issued last week, open to bids from developers of resources that can be in service before the end of 2028. Open to both renewable and ‘conventional’ generation, resources must represent at least 20MW energy production or storage, with bids due on or before a deadline of 14 March 2023.

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The renewables roundup will be back next month with more updates from the US renewable energy industry. Follow us on LinkedIn and Youtube to keep up with the latest developments. 

CMC provide engineering, construction and project management services globally to help you deliver your energy project ahead of schedule and under budget. For more information contact our global energy teams or reach out to Eddy directly on LinkedIn.