In October 2018, Ørsted acquired Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), an onshore developer with assets primarily in Texas. Over the past year, areas of the business have been systematically integrated to ensure an effective operating model capitalising on the capabilities from both companies.
Since the acquisition, LCE has made significant progress, building its position as a multi-state developer with a strong portfolio of projects in operation, under construction and under development. The operational portfolio has doubled over the past year to 1 GW and with 1.1 GW currently under construction, it’ll double again in 18 months.
Effective immediately, LCE will officially change its name to Ørsted and become part of the Ørsted organisation. This rebrand, combined with the recent appointment of Declan Flanagan as CEO Onshore at Ørsted and member of Ørsted’s Executive Committee, represents the growing global presence of the Ørsted business and the importance of activities in North America.
Henrik Poulsen, CEO of Ørsted, says, “I’m very pleased with the growth of the Lincoln Clean Energy business over the past year. The team has accelerated project execution compared to what we initially expected, and the change of name signifies another step in the integration of both businesses, providing Ørsted with a strong platform in North America offering a wide range of clean energy technologies.”
Declan Flanagan, CEO Onshore at Ørsted, says, “With the Lincoln Clean Energy organisation now an integrated part of one of the world’s leading green energy developers, we’re even better positioned to take advantage of the growing US market within onshore wind, solar PV and storage.”
Ørsted’s US business now operates approximately 1 GW of onshore wind assets with a further 1.1 GW of onshore wind, solar PV and storage under construction. In addition, Ørsted operates America’s first offshore wind farm and has been awarded 2.9 GW offshore wind capacity through six projects.