Breaking ground on solar projects in the Permian Basin

Ryan Farquhar SVP, International Development

By Ryan Farquhar
Senior Vice President, International Development

August 2022


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At Algonquin-Liberty, we strive to work in the best interest of our employees, customers and communities – to help them grow in a sustainable and responsible way. This includes partnering with commercial and industrial customers to help them achieve their corporate targets for cleaner energy, as we’ve done with energy leader, Chevron, since July of 2020.

Algonquin-Liberty breaks ground on solar projects in Permian Basin

At that time, we announced an agreement to co-develop renewable power projects that are intended to provide electricity to strategic assets across Chevron’s global portfolio, and help Chevron reduce its carbon intensity. Through this partnership, we are seeking to build a better common future by developing affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

Recently, we broke ground on the first of the solar energy projects which will power Chevron’s oil and gas operations in New Mexico's Permian Basin. With 56,000 solar panels, this project is expected to generate 20 MW of clean energy when completed. To put it in perspective, that’s enough energy to power approximately 15,000 homes.

"This partnership leverages Algonquin's technical and operational expertise in renewable power with Chevron's scale, land, and local knowledge to enable efficient and cost-effective clean energy solutions"

Arun Banskota, President and Chief Executive Officer

To stay updated on developments in our renewables projects, visit the News section of our website. 

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