Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - December 16, 2022
JERA Americas Updates Emission Progress
JERA Americas, the Houston-based subsidiary of global energy leader JERA, has made progress on its efforts to support a transition to a cleaner energy economy by adding thermal power and battery storage supply.
The company closed on its acquisition of a 1,633 MW thermal power portfolio in New England: Canal 1 (566 MW), Canal 2 (559 MW) and Canal 3 (333 MW) in Sandwich, Mass. and Bucksport (175 MW) in Bucksport, Maine.
Canal, with its location on Cape Cod, can serve as a critical site for enabling offshore wind using existing infrastructure. Bucksport, with its existing transmission interconnection, can also serve as a link for renewables to connect with the electric grid.
“Using existing large-scale power projects that do not require construction of new power transmission networks is an important part of aiding a clean transformation in New England,” said Steven Winn, JERA Americas CEO in a statement. “We are committed to transitioning the existing units to greener forms of energy as well as employing the attributes of the sites to enable renewable energy development in New England.”
JERA Americas has entered into an agreement with Zenobē, an international EV fleet and battery storage specialist, to develop battery storage projects. The companies will work together to develop utility-scale, grid-connected, standalone and hybrid battery storage projects in both New York and New England to underpin renewable energy adoption.
The company and its parent company JERA plan to achieve net zero CO2 emission electricity by 2050 and have accelerated progress toward that goal. In the past year, JERA Americas has achieved substantial progress constructing a 300 MW wind power project in Texas and announced hydrogen blending projects at natural gas generation facilities in the northeastern US. The Company also announced it is collaborating with ConocoPhillips on a proposed facility on the US Gulf Coast. If constructed, the facility would produce hydrogen and convert it to clean ammonia.