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  • Wind

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2019) – EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 100 megawatt (MW) Stoneray Wind Project (Project) is fully operational.  Located in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota, the Project consists of 39 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa.  The electricity generated by the project will be delivered to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) beginning in 2020 under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Vice President, Development-North Region, Kate O’Hair, commented, “We are grateful for the community and landowners who backed the development of this project for several years.  This level of long-standing support, along with the State’s favorable regulatory environment, excellent wind resource, and advantageous transmission expansion, is vital to bringing wind projects to operation.”

EDF Renewables will perform asset management services, balance-of-plant, and 24/7/365 remote monitoring and diagnostics from its San Diego-based Operations Control Center (OCC) during the equipment warranty period.  Following the warranty period, the contract will expand to include all asset management, and operations and maintenance services to ensure operational performance, equipment availability and reduce downtime.

Stoneray marks EDF Renewables’ twelfth wind project developed in the state and brings the total of projects to over 1.6 GW demonstrating the company’s commitment to investment, involvement and employment in Minnesota.

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 47,000 average Minnesota homes1.  This is equivalent to avoiding more than 300,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 64,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data.  

2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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  • Solar

JACKSONVILLE, FL (March 7, 2019): JEA and EDF Renewables North America today announce the signing of five Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for the 310 megawatt (MWdc) / 250 MWac Jacksonville 5 Solar Project (Project) consisting of five 50 MWac distributed generation projects to be constructed across the City of Jacksonville. The Project was awarded in 2018 after a highly competitive procurement process conducted by JEA.

Steve McInall, JEA’s Vice President of Energy and Water Planning commented, “These new projects benefit the community by giving us price security for clean energy through a long-term PPA with EDF Renewables. They also will support JEA’s SolarMax program, which will allow large commercial and industrial users (over 7 million kWh per year) to obtain their electricity from large solar facilities. This will help to retain and attract green businesses to Jacksonville.”

Myles Burnsed, Vice President of Strategic Developments for EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions said, “The Jacksonville 5 Solar Project represents one of the largest and most ambitious distributed generation solar efforts taken on by any utility company in the United States, and we are excited to have been selected as JEA’s partner on this project.”

“Our focus is to provide fully integrated energy solutions incorporating wind, solar, storage, electric vehicle charging and energy storage management at both the grid-scale and distributed level,” commented Jamie Resor, CEO of EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions. “We look forward to working with JEA on a system-wide portfolio of projects to address their renewable energy objectives, and to assist the team to identify appropriate uses for innovative storage solutions to complement the solar production.”

According to Aaron Zahn, JEA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville will be one of the top solar cities in the country upon completion of the projects. He added, “Solar energy will constitute approximately 5 percent of JEA’s total energy production. This program represents tremendous environmental value for our community.”

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of more than 48,500 average Florida homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 448,500 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 95,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data. 2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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  • Solar

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 29, 2019):  EDF Renewables North America today announced the 212 megawatt (MWdc) / 170 MWac Morris Ridge Solar Project was awarded a long-term contract by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the 2018 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation. The Project, sited on approximately 1,000 acres in the Town of Mount Morris, south of the Village of Mount Morris, expects to deliver clean electricity by the end of 2022.

Stephane Desdunes, Director of Development, Northeast Region for EDF Renewables North America said, “Our team is thrilled to be awarded the 170 MWac Morris Ridge Solar Project to help fulfill New York State’s goal to achieve 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030.  The region, including the Town of Mount Morris and Livingston County, will benefit from procurement and employment opportunities throughout the development, construction and operational phases. Morris Ridge will bring more than 200 jobs during peak construction and contribute millions of dollars to the County, Town and School District during the operational life of the project.”

EDF Renewables looks forward to a continued collaboration with the Town of Mount Morris towards the realization of the Project.  Supervisor Charles DiPasquale commented, “The Town Board is excited by the contract with NYSERDA that will make the project and its benefits a reality for the town and surrounding community.”

“Congratulations to EDF Renewables for its successful participation in this solicitation, which is a concrete step towards meeting New York’s nation-leading clean energy goals under Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal,” said Doreen Harris, Director of Large-Scale Renewables, NYSERDA. “NYSERDA worked closely with EDF Renewables and the Town of Mount Morris to make community engagement and responsible siting a priority, ensuring the project will not only help steward our precious natural resources, but benefit the state and local economy, and its workers.”

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of over 39,000 average New York homes1.  This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 140,000 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 30,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 15 gigawatts of wind, solar, and storage projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data.  

2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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SAN DIEGO  – EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 80 megawatt (MW) Copenhagen Wind Project (Project) is fully operational and delivering electricity.  Consisting of 40 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the Project benefits from a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with Narragansett Electric Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid.

Located in Lewis and Jefferson counties in upstate New York, Copenhagen Wind supported approximately 200 jobs during the construction phase and invested $15 million in supplies, equipment, utilities and fuel sourced from local businesses. In addition to the annual $700,000 property taxes to be paid locally, the project has entered a $430,000 Host Community Agreement with the Town of Denmark as well as another $60,000 Cultural Mitigation Agreement.

“We are pleased to join the ranks of leaders in New York wind and support the State’s renewable energy target of 50 percent renewables by 2030.  Through Copenhagen Wind, which was developed under a model of true local partnership, we also cemented a long-term relationship with National Grid to supply affordable, reliable wind power to its Rhode Island customers,” commented Jacob Susman, Vice President, Head of Origination at EDF Renewables.  “The Project is yet another great example of how wind power provides an economic boost not just in the Wind Belt, but also on the coasts, through the creation of local jobs, tax revenue, and recurring landowner lease payments.”

EDF Renewables Asset Optimization will perform asset management services to increase project operational performance as well as balance-of-plant, and 24/7/365 remote monitoring and diagnostics from our San Diego-based Operations Control Center (OCC) to increase equipment availability and reduce downtime.

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 35,000 average homes.  This is equivalent to avoiding more than 177,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually1 which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 15 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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  • Wind

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 17, 2019) – EDF Renewables North America has closed on a purchase agreement with York Nebraska Wind Partners, LLC, a partnership comprised of Aksamit Resource Management, LLC and York Capital Management for 100-percent of the interests in the 300 megawatt (MW) Milligan 1 Wind Project located in Nebraska.  The Project is currently in development with anticipated operation to commence in late 2020.

The Project, sited in Saline County in southern Nebraska, will sell its generated energy and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) into the Southwest Power Pool.  Milligan 1 Wind marks the first project for EDF Renewables in Nebraska.

“EDF Renewables is pleased to bring 30 years of expertise in development, construction, and operation to Nebraska,” commented Matthew McCluskey, Senior Director of Development for EDF Renewables.  “Nebraska’s abundant wind resource and supportive regulatory environment combine to create an opportunity for EDF Renewables to bring the benefits of jobs, landowner payments, and state and local tax revenue to the local community.”

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 115,000 average homes.  This is equivalent to avoiding more than 900,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually1 which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 190,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 15 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

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  • Wind

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 7, 2019) – EDF Renewables North America has signed a multi-year agreement with Phoenix Wind Repower, LLC, a portfolio investment of a fund managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy at Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES), to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for three wind projects located in Texas.  With this agreement, EDF Renewables’ Asset Optimization portfolio has reached over 2,300 megawatts (MW) in Texas encompassing 15 projects and six turbine manufacturers.

Under the terms of the agreement, EDF Renewables will provide Asset Management, Balance of Plant (BOP) Management, Remote Monitoring, and NERC Compliance Services for the wind projects. Trinity Hills (225 MW), Sherbino Mesa II (145 MW), and Silver Star (60 MW) projects currently operate with Clipper C96-2.5 machines and will be repowered with Vestas V110-2.2 technology by 2020.

“We appreciate the opportunity to be trusted to help the three Texas wind projects deliver the highest value,” said Dalen Copeland, Vice President, O&M Business Development for EDF Renewables Asset Optimization. “This agreement demonstrates how we keep project owner’s success in mind by leveraging deep experience and a flexible suite of services into smarter decisions and increased performance.”

EDF Renewables is an industry leader, providing asset optimization services to more than 13 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar projects globally. With more than 30 years of experience and over 450 experts employed in North America, EDF Renewables offers the same innovative solutions to our customers that maximize the performance of our owned projects.

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