Nov. 17, 2020
In the US, renewables are on track to be the fastest growing source of electricity generation as states, communities and organizations of all types make commitments and plans to reduce their carbon footprints.
We share our customers’ commitments to a more sustainable energy future. Today’s announcement to merge sPower with AES’ clean energy development business in the US will help us to empower our customers’ energy transitions. Both AES and sPower are recognized leaders when it comes to renewables in the US. Together, we’ll be one of the top renewables growth platforms in the US.
We will be even better together
The merged business will manage the 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of operating assets and the existing 2.6 GW contracted backlog, and has 12 GW of development projects. The value we’ll create with our customers goes beyond these numbers. Our combined team of approximately 500 people bring experience, expertise and passion to solving our customers’ toughest energy challenges. We’re also actively building our team and adding jobs for qualified professions who share our vision of accelerating a 100% carbon-free energy grid. You can learn more at www.aesrenewablejobs.com.
Achieving a higher standard of clean energy
We recognize there are many ways customers can work towards being powered by 100% renewables. Together with sPower, we’ll be able to offer our customers in the US a broader range of innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technologies. Our solutions will empower our customers’ energy transitions while making a carbon-free future possible. We’re already helping customers achieve a higher standard of clean energy.
Microsoft partnered with sPower for 300 MW of solar energy to further their journey to be carbon negative by 2030. Pleinmont Solar I and II are part of the 485 MW Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Pleinmont Solar I and II will produce approximately 715,000 MWh of solar energy each year, offsetting more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
When the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) needed to make solar work after dark, they selected AES and we made history together. The award-winning solar + storage solution we co-created offered a new model for delivering large-scale renewable energy and is helping the state meet its commitment to be 100% powered by renewables by 2045.
We’re ready to help more customers like Microsoft and KIUC by providing the greener, smarter energy solutions they need as they pursue their business objectives and climate commitments.
Together, we’ll continue to accelerate the future of energy.