Introducing our 2020 Impact Report
By James Rafferty, SVP & Chief Administrative Officer
While the situation was unfamiliar and unknowable, we knew we would have to adapt our business to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. No part of our business—or any other business—was unaffected. Invenergy teams had to change the way they work to keep our operations running smoothly at our sites and execute on our project pipeline from their homes.
Delivering sustainable, reliable energy while guarding employee health and safety remained our promise across our operating, development, and corporate functions. This year as much as ever, our team proved that we can navigate any challenge if we are innovative, persistent, and resilient. These foundational elements of who we are were tested like never before, and we are proud of our team’s results.
Despite the challenges of 2020, Invenergy still managed to begin construction on both the largest wind farm and the largest solar farm currently under construction in the U.S., the 999-megawatt Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma and the 1,310-megawatt Samson Solar Energy Center in Texas. Invenergy contracted more megawatts in one month in 2020, than we did in the first seven years as a company combined. We also reached a number of firsts, including completing construction on our first project in Mexico and starting construction on Energia del Pacifico, our first liquified natural gas (LNG)-to-power project and our first project in El Salvador.
The past year reaffirmed our confidence in our ability to execute no matter the challenge and brought into sharper focus the importance of our commitment to our people, partners, communities and environment.
When our traditional community engagement programs and sponsorships were no longer possible due to the pandemic, we refocused our efforts to ensure we still had a significant and positive impact on many fronts. We continued to act as good stewards of our environment, adjusted our training and employee engagement programs to virtual formats and established a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee as an integral part of the company’s culture.
This report is a snapshot of the impact Invenergy made over the past year, a record of the challenges we faced and how we were able to meet them with the innovation and determination we are known for. We are very proud to share this look back with you while continuing to move forward as we build a better world.
To learn more, read the full report: Invenergy 2020 Impact Report