Diversifying and strengthening Louisiana’s energy-driven economy  


The energy industry has long been a key driver of economic growth in Louisiana, powering the economy, creating jobs and generating tax revenue. As the world invests in more clean energy resources, new opportunities emerge for Louisiana to continue as an energy leader.

Louisiana has excellent solar energy potential that is largely undeveloped across the state. AES is working with communities to bring economic investment into Louisiana that will grow and diversify its economy and US energy resources by providing low-cost, clean energy for all. AES is dedicated to developing solar energy resources that deliver economic benefits to local communities while respecting the values of the state’s residents and character of the land.

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AES is developing more than 1 GW of clean energy projects in Louisiana and more than 50 GW of clean energy projects in the US


AES owns and operates more than 450 clean energy projects in 24 states.


AES is a global energy company focused on accelerating the future of energy, together.

Project Profile: Oak Ridge solar project

AES’ Oak Ridge solar energy project, currently under construction, is located on privately-owned land in Morehouse Parish. The Oak Ridge project will generate low-cost, clean electricity while reducing carbon emissions, creating jobs and delivering economic benefits for local communities.

  • 200 MW planned capacity
  • 1,400-acre project site
  • Q4 2022 construction start
  • Q4 2023 targeted operational date
  • $245 million estimated total project investment
  • 325 jobs created at peak construction
  • 5 full-time maintenance and operations jobs
  • 470,000 MWh generated, enough to power 35,000 homes.
  • 333,000 equivalent metric tons of CO2 reductions annually

All together

AES is committed to leading an equitable and responsible transition to cleaner energy resources by working closely with communities, customers, landowners, state agencies, educational institutions, elected officials and other stakeholders.

AES partnered with Louisiana Delta Community College to provide workforce development and training in Morehouse Parish. As part of this effort, AES funded $30,000 in full scholarships for 15 students to cover their participation in the Heavy Equipment Operator Course, which is applicable to clean energy project construction.

The AES and Louisiana Delta Community College partnership was the result of strong coordination with Morehouse Economic Development Corporation, Louisiana Employment Services and the Oak Ridge solar project contractor, Primoris Services. These groups came together in 2022 and hosted a job fair that brought in more than 150 local residents. 


Preserving the land and creating new opportunities with landowners

AES collaborates with local communities, farmers and landowners to ensure that our solar installations provide multiple benefits. We are committed to sustainable clean renewable energy development that promotes farm income diversification, soil regeneration and healthy pollinator populations. 

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