Renewable Energy - Solar for Landfills & Grid and Energy Storage
NorthEast USA- In July 2019, we entered into a development agreement with the largest landfill to solar development company in the NorthEast USA. To date, we have originated landfill to community solar projects totaling over 25 MWs in New Jersey and over 200 MWs of grid-connected projects in New York. We continue to work with this company to expand their solar and energy storage development pipeline. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022, we expect this sector to be very robust for the rest of this decade.
Renewable Energy Storage - Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
Texas, USA - In November 2019, we purchased our first BESS system (10MW/20MWhr design) from a leading OEM supplier. In June 2020, we launched a new operating subsidiary, Sunrise Energy Storage, LLC to focus exclusively on development, ownership, and operation of battery energy storage systems in developing US markets. In 2021 and 2022 we made several interconnection requests to local distribution companies in the New York and Texas market and are now finalizing site control and construction agreements with target commencement of deliveries in the summer of 2023. As a turnkey development company, we also offer competitive financing and long-term service agreements for BESS and DCFC EV charging station applications. Please contact us here if you wish to partner with us on development. Please click here to view our BESS unit design.
Waste to Energy Gasification
Nashville, TN - In September 2017, via our affiliated company, FirstPower Energy Texas, LLC, we entered into an agreement with ARIES Clean Energy of Franklin, TN to develop several waste-to-energy gasification projects in New Jersey. ARIES is a leading waste-to-energy company owned by the Thompson Caterpillar company, one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the US. To date, ARIES has constructed 5 plants in 4 states with over 55,000 hours of operation and seeks to expand its platform in the US and other international markets. In October 2019, the company closed its first 430 ton per day gasification project in Linden, NJ. For additional information, please click here.
Ohio, USA - Wind - In June 2010, via our affiliated company, Cavallo Energy LLC, we bid and won with our Joint Venture partner, Bechtel Construction, a 120 MW request for proposals (RFP) to construct the first offshore 120 MW wind project near Cleveland, Ohio. In fall of 2012, the project received a Department of Energy grant to assist in developing the project. The Project continues to be developed with local support and funding and was recently awarded a $45 million development grant from the US Department of Energy. For additional information, please click here. In November 2012, we sold our interest in the project to our joint development partners.
Texas, USA - In November, 2009, we were selected by the State of Texas to administer their State Power Program. The program provides reliable and low cost energy to over 2,000 MW of public retail customers (PRCs) inclusive of schools, municipalities, federal agencies, and local CoOps. As part of this acquisition, we entered into a Energy Services Agreement with EDF Trading USA to provide back-office and credit support. Please click here to read additional information on this company. In 2015, we sold our interest in this company to Calpine and the brand name continues to be Cavallo Energy Texas, LLC.