EDF RE claims top position in new U.S. wind development for 2015

Written By: Stratton Report
March 23, 2016


On March 23, EDF Renewable Energy claimed the lead position in U.S. market share for the development of new wind energy in 2015. The company developed 1,055.4 MW of installed capacity across five states giving them a 12% market share. EDF RE is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.

Tristan Grimbert, CEO and President of EDF Renewable Energy commented:

“2015 was a record year for us. We are extremely proud to achieve 12% of the market share thanks in part to the acquisition of OwnEnergy. It could not be done without the commitment of our team members, landowners and communities. We thank each of them for making EDF RE a great success this year. EDF Group, as part of its ambition to be the worldwide champion for low-carbon growth in the electricity sector, expects to double the group’s installed capacity from renewable energy sources by 2030. EDF EN, the entity charged with renewable development globally, will largely contribute to this goal through EDF RE’s North America market position.”

The EDF RE capacity additions included eight projects: Slate Creek Wind (150 MW) Kansas, Alexander Wind (48.3 MW) Kansas, Spinning Spur 3 Wind (194 MW) Texas, Longhorn Wind (200 MW) Texas, Carroll Area Wind (20 MW) Iowa, Milo Wind (18 MW of 49.65 MW) New Mexico, Roosevelt Wind (250 MW) New Mexico, and Pilot Hill Wind (175 MW) Illinois.

EDF RE was also active in the C&I space with five wind deals executed tallying 543 MW with Fortune 500 companies, which the company claims makes it #1 in the corporate purchaser market. EDF Renewable Energy has partnerships with Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Procter & Gamble and Salesforce. According to the Business Renewable Center, corporate market share of contracted wind capacity nearly tripled from 19% in 2014 to 56% in 2015.

Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of Development, EDF Renewable Energy remarked: “Corporate America is increasingly turning to renewable energy to power its business operations, based both on consumer preferences and because renewable energy simply makes economic sense. We are honored to have partnered with 18% of the corporations that signed renewable power purchase agreements over the past 3 years,”

In addition to posting top market positions in project development, EDF RE’s operations and maintenance group, EDF Renewable Services, reported 10.7 GW of wind, solar, bioenergy and storage under contract in 26 states and provinces in North America.
Larry Barr, Executive Vice President of Operations and Maintenance, EDF Renewable Services “Our customers have come to rely on our deep technical expertise with a variety of turbine types, coupled with our strong focus on safety noted: ”2015 was a good year for us, and with an emphasis on value-added services such as asset management and blade inspections and repairs.”