HOUSTON, October 13, 2020 – Merit SI, LLC, a leading sustainable infrastructure company, announced today that it, along with a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge), has completed project development and construction of the first solar power plant in the U.S. designed to directly help power an interstate natural gas pipeline compressor station. The innovative, clean energy project was sponsored by and will serve Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, a subsidiary of Enbridge.
Enbridge’s renewable energy projects (operating or under-construction) across North America and Europe have the capacity to generate approximately 4,600 MW of zero-emission energy (more than 1750 MW net, based on equity stake).
The 2.25 MW AC project, located in West Amwell Township, NJ, at Texas Eastern’s Lambertville Compressor Station, is estimated to reduce associated GHG emission by 58,500 metric tons over its operating life and unburden the electric transmission grid during high demand, higher cost, summer months.
“Powering our compressor stations in part with behind-the-meter solar helps us manage electricity costs and improve our environmental performance. Additionally, these projects bring incremental economic development into the communities we serve,” said Caitlin Tessin, Director of Market Innovation at Enbridge.
Tessin went on to say, “We selected Merit SI based on the team’s solar power plant technical design and integration experience and shared commitment to safety.”
Tom Kuster, Merit SI C.E.O., stated, “Enbridge is at the forefront of integrating renewable energy infrastructure into its existing pipeline network, and we are honored to have partnered with them on this important demonstration of its midstream energy industry leadership.”
About Merit SI, LLC
Merit SI is a sustainable energy infrastructure company and develops clean energy projects for major industrial and infrastructure operators, utility-scale solar and storage power plants, and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Merit SI Technologies, supplies advanced power plant and microgrid controls solutions to leading global solar, wind and battery storage infrastructure operators. Merit is owned in part by Turner Renewable Energy and is headquartered in Houston, TX, with additional offices in Clinton, NJ and Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.meritsi.com.
About Turner Renewable Energy, LLC
Turner Renewable Energy is wholly owned by Ted Turner. Turner Enterprises Inc., a private company, manages the business interests, land holdings and investments of Ted Turner, including the oversight of 2 million acres in 12 states and in Argentina, and more than 45,000 bison. For more information, visit www.tedturner.com.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. is a leading North American energy infrastructure company. Enbridge safely and reliably delivers the energy people need and want to fuel quality of life. Its core businesses include Liquids Pipelines, which transports approximately 25 percent of the crude oil produced in North America; Gas Transmission and Midstream, which transports approximately 20 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S.; Gas Distribution and Storage, which serves approximately 3.8 million retail customers in Ontario and Quebec; and Renewable Power Generation, which generates approximately 1,750 MW of net renewable power in North America and Europe. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
For Immediate Release