Independent US power producer EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, revealed it led the US in terms of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015.
EDF Renewable Energy announced earlier this month that it lead the way in the US wind energy market for the development of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015 — developing 1,055.4 MW across five states, leaving them with a 12% market share.
“2015 was a record year for us,” said Tristan Grimbert, CEO and President of EDF Renewable Energy. “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.”
In addition to eight new wind power projects across some of the top states in the US for wind power production, EDF Renewable Energy is also leading the way when it comes to commercial and industrial installations, with another five deals made with Fortune 500 companies totaling 543 MW. Some of the companies EDF Renewable Energy has partnered with include names like Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google.
“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,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of Development, EDF Renewable Energy. “We are honored to have partnered with 18% of the corporations that signed renewable power purchase agreements over the past 3 years.”
EDF Renewable Services, the company’s operations and maintenance (O&M) group, has 10.7 GW of wind, solar, bioenergy, and storage under contract in 26 US states and provinces.
“Our customers have come to rely on our deep technical expertise with a variety of turbine types, coupled with our strong focus on safety,” added Larry Barr, Executive Vice President of Operations and Maintenance, EDF Renewable Services. “2015 was a good year for us, and with an emphasis on value-added services such as asset management and blade inspections and repairs.”