Enbridge Inc. said on Friday it has begun construction of the Heidlersburg solar project in Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania, designed to use solar panels to help power its natural gas pipeline operations.
Construction work on the privately funded about $6.5 million project began in November 2020, with operations expected to begin second-quarter 2021, the company said in a statement.
The Heidlersburg solar project will produce 2.5 megawatts of solar energy and will contribute toward company’s emission reduction targets, which includes achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
As Sam Sledge takes the helm as CEO at Midland, Texas-based ProPetro, he replaces Phillip Gobe, who had headed the company since the exit of its co-founder last year.
IHS Markit said it expects mainland China, the world’s biggest manufacturer of photovoltaic products to surpass 60 GW in solar installations in 2021, while the U.S. market is expected to install 27 GW.
CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2020, scheduled to take place in Houston on March 9-13, is canceled, the firm announced on March 1.