Providing Clean Affordable and Reliable Energy 2021

Energy Access

Williams provides the infrastructure needed to ensure access to equitably distributed and reliable energy. We are dedicated to maximizing the value of our existing infrastructure to bring affordable, reliable and low-emission fuels to the marketplace in a sustainable way. We do this by connecting the best supplies of natural gas with our country’s largest demand centers while also working to scale hydrogen and renewable energy.


According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook, natural gas accounted for 37% of electricity generation in the U.S. in 2021. Looking to 2050, natural gas is projected to provide 34% of U.S. electricity generation, while wind and solar will be responsible for 36% in 2050. As we strive to meet the domestic demand for American-sourced energy, we remain committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our operations while also helping our customers achieve their emissions reduction goals. For additional information on reducing GHG emissions from our operations, see Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the 2021 Sustainability Report.

Electricity Generation

U.S. Renewable Electricity Generation of total generated electricity, projected by year

21.5%

2021

44%

2050

Williams safely and reliably handles 30% of the country’s natural gas and is proud that our infrastructure is part of the solution to ensure availability of natural gas to the 77 million homes and business utilizing natural gas in the continental U.S. Williams actively engages with the communities in our operational footprint on topics related to clean energy access. We often receive inquiries from local stakeholders on how they can access natural gas for their community. While Williams is not a utility or local distribution company, we provide insights and education for local representatives regarding the various ways they can access our products and services. Our executive-level oversight for energy access includes advocacy for the expansion of our services, especially in our existing operating areas. Williams’ leadership plays a vital role in articulating the market need to expand natural gas as an immediate clean energy solution while pursuing emerging energy sources.

2010–2050 U.S. Electricity GenerationSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2021 (AEO2021)


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