The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as part of the Port’s commitment to decarbonization and energy transition initiatives.
he agreement between the two parties aims to advance collaboration between the Port of Corpus Christi, NREL and Port tenants by identifying scalable energy transition and decarbonization projects that require techno-economic-analysis, modeling, testing and validation efforts unique to NREL’s capabilities.
The agreement also calls for identifying and pursuing available local, state, federal and U.S. Department of Energy funding opportunities.
As the leading energy export seaport in the United States, the Port of Corpus Christi is committed to the global energy transition and atmospheric decarbonization objectives by diversifying the energy products that move through our gateway
states Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi.
The MOU also defines a number of shared objectives, including:
- Scalable production, storage, use and export of renewable and/or low carbon intensity energy;
- Integration and de-risking of innovative renewable technologies and production systems that leverage the abundance of solar, wind and other renewable potential in and around the Port of Corpus Christi;
- Evaluation of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) impacts of energy transition projects on surrounding communities.
This agreement is another example of the commitment the Port of Corpus Christi has made to become the Energy Transition Port of the Americas
mentioned Charles W. Zahn Jr., Chairman of the Port of Corpus Christi Commission.