Energy Transfer LP said it formed a new business to develop alternative energy products as part of an ongoing effort to reduce its environmental footprint.

The new operation, called the Alternative Energy Group, will focus on renewable energy projects such as solar and wind farms, either as a power purchaser or in partnership with third-party developers, the Dallas-based pipeline operator said. It may also develop renewable diesel and natural gas projects that could use existing pipelines throughout Energy Transfer’s system, which consists of more than 90,000 miles of pipelines crossing 38 states.

The new business will be led by general counsel Tom Mason.

Among early endeavors, Alternative Energy Group said it supported the construction of the Maplewood 2 Solar Project in...