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The US government’s development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, has approved an $87 million loan to Lekela Egypt Wind Power BOO.

Australian renewables firm Windlab Ltd plans to build a 400-MW wind park in Meru County, central Kenya.

French renewables firm Vergnet said  it has completed the installation phase of its four-turbine wind power project of a 1.1-MW capacity in the eastern parts of Chad.

MEXICO CITY, (July 3, 2019):  EDF Renewables Mexico today announced the 119.6 megawatt peak (MWp) Bluemex Power 1 Solar Project (Bluemex) is fully operational and delivering electricity.  Located on over 340 hectares near Empalme, Sonora, the project is comprised of photovoltaic (PV) modules supplied by Canadian Solar Inc.

Bluemex is one of two projects awarded to EDF Renewables Mexico through the second long-term auction for energy and clean energy certificates supply and purchase contracts with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) call for tenders in 2016.  EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services were provided by Gransolar.

Vice President and Country Manager for EDF Renewables Mexico, Gerardo Pérez Guerra, commented, “We offer our sincere thanks to the landowners, Municipal, State and Federal authorities for the long-standing support to bringing this project to operation. This project is contributing to Mexico’s international commitments concerning clean energy and is also playing a relevant role by supporting several social and environmental projects in the nearby community of San Fernando and municipality of Empalme.”

With an annual generation capacity of 277 gigawatt hours per year (GWh) and an investment of approximately USD $110 million, the project created 900 jobs during the construction phase, and 18 permanent operation and maintenance jobs. EDF Renewables will perform asset management, operation and maintenance, and on-site 24/7/365 dispatch and monitoring service to ensure operational performance, equipment availability and reduce downtime.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, and storage projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Present in Mexico since 2001, EDF Renewables installed its first wind project in 2009 and today operates 1 GW of wind and solar projects in the country.

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The 5-year collaboration will support deployment of ocean technologies and advance research and monitoring to support offshore wind development

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (June 6, 2019):  Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development. The 5-year cooperative agreement term will initiate this summer and help to bolster on-going efforts at the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL).

Together Atlantic Shores and RUCOOL will focus on advancing innovative approaches to collecting and analyzing meteorological, oceanographic and marine bioacoustic data. The work will build upon efforts RUCOOL is already undertaking in partnership with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).

Data collected from both inside and outside the Atlantic Shores lease area will not only support Atlantic Shores’ strong commitment to ground its development decisions upon sound scientific research, but also contribute to the broader regional knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic marine environment.

“Rutgers University is a leader in marine science research, and Atlantic Shores is committed to increasing data collection that will support the sustainability of the emerging offshore wind industry in New Jersey,” said Chris Hart, President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. “We look forward to advancing their research efforts by collaborating early on as our Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind portfolio gets off the ground.”

“Rutgers is committed to leveraging its research capabilities, working with industry and state partners, and providing the best possible science to lead the nation in responsible offshore wind development,” said S. David Kimball, PhD, Interim Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers. “The Jersey coast is a prime location for offshore wind development in our state’s pursuit of achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050. We are happy to partner with Atlantic Shores to advance Rutgers research projects related to offshore wind and be at the forefront of a new industry that can have long-term economic benefits for New Jersey.”

“RUCOOL is excited to work with colleagues at Atlantic Shores to better understand the coastal ocean and atmospheric environment off the coast of New Jersey. These new studies will enhance and contribute to decades of ocean and atmospheric observations, modeling, and knowledge in the region as New Jersey works to become the world leader in offshore wind,” said Joseph F. Brodie, PhD, Director of Atmospheric Research at the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US, LLC with an OREC application currently under consideration by the NJBPU.

The joint venture plans to build multiple projects over the next decade within their 183,000 acre lease area off the coast of New Jersey, to help the state meet its progressive goal of generating 3.5 GW of renewable energy by 2030. In total, Atlantic Shores’ lease area has the potential to generate 2.5 GW of clean wind energy, enough to power nearly one million homes.

A decision on which developer will be awarded a state contract to build the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey is expected this summer. Atlantic Shores plans to move forward with data collection and research in partnership with RUCOOL regardless of the outcome of the NJBPU decision.

About Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC:  Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC is a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America. The joint venture formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353 acre lease area located approximately 8-20 miles off the New Jersey coast between Atlantic City and Barnegat Light. Atlantic Shores is strategically positioned to meet the growing demands of renewable energy targets in New York, New Jersey and beyond, with strong and steady wind resources close to large population centers with associated electricity demand. Atlantic Shores, once fully developed, has the potential to generate 2,500 MW of clean, renewable wind energy – enough to power nearly one million homes. The capital and expertise needed to develop such a large area is significant. Together, Shell and EDF Renewables have the investment capability and industry experience to bring this project to scale safely, efficiently and cost effectively. For more info:  www.atlanticshoreswind.com

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Fortum has made the investment decision to start the construction of the 90-megawatt Kalax wind park in Närpes, Finland.

Sprng Energy gladly announces the partial commissioning of its second project in the country post Rewa.

EDF Renewables and its Indian partner SITAC Group have signed a 300-MW power purchase agreement for an unnamed project in India, the green unit of French utility EDF said on Monday.

ISGF gears up for India Smart Utility Week 2019 from 12 -16 March 2019 in Delhi

Tucson Electric Power selected a site for its newest and largest wind farm.Tucson Electric Power selected a site for its newest and largest wind farm.

EDF Renewables, Canada today announced the signing of a 20-year Renewable Electricity Support Agreement with the Alberta Electricity System Operator for the renewable attributes related to the 201.6 megawatt Cypress Wind Project.

Area has potential to produce 2,500 megawatts of wind energy

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