For engineering firms working in the renewable energy sector, it may seem that the stars have aligned. Several converging factors—government incentives, increasing demand, and technological advances—have made renewables the fastest-growing market in the power sector. Non-hydropower renewables are the only power generation type that will grow through 2022, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Sohrab Sobhani, regional sector leader for wind energy at Stantec explains that as we progress through the “energy transition,” green energy will become the primary source from a volume production standpoint – not simply an alternate source of energy. Renewables still have a long way to go to become the dominant source, but they are moving rapidly in that direction.