The 2018 half-year results of EDF Renewables were published August 1. The report covers:
Download the Report here.
In addition, the 2018 half-year results for the entire EDF Group were published July 31. The press release covers:
Download the Press Release here.
Click here to read Convergence.
On August 1, EDF Renewables North America announced the signing of two Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSA) by which PGGM Infrastructure Fund will acquire a 50 percent ownership interest in Glacier’s Edge Wind and Valentine Solar. Combined capacity of the projects is 332 megawatts (MW). Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary conditions precedent.
This transaction follows on an earlier agreement between the two companies concerning three projects for 588 MW. Total capacity of the portfolio (five projects in total) is 920 MW. EDF Renewables will remain a 50 percent co-owner and provide management as well as operations and maintenance services.
The agreement with EDF Renewables is part of PGGM’s fast-growing portfolio of investments in climate solutions for PFZW, the pension fund for Dutch healthcare workers. At this stage PGGM has realized €7 bn. of these investments both in private and public markets. These investments generate market rate financial returns and have measurable positive impact on the world’s carbon footprint.
Nate McMurry, director, divestiture and portfolio strategy for EDF Renewables commented, "PGGM is an ideal partner for this large portfolio of EDF Renewables developed projects. Their focus on long-term investments and interest in a diverse portfolio of wind and solar projects is well aligned with our strategy in North America. This equity partnership with PGGM will help to facilitate EDF Renewables growth."
Erik van de Brake, head of infrastructure at PGGM commented, "EDF Renewables has a long track record of successful investments in the American sustainable energy market. The PGGM Infrastructure Fund is looking forward to building a strong long-term partnership with EDF Renewables.’’
46 participants completed the State of the Company Quiz by yesterday's noon deadline and they were all entered into a random drawing for five gift cards for $10 each.
The Winners are:
Digital gift cards will be sent via e-mail.
Although prizes were awarded independent of quiz score, we congratulate the 25 participants that scored 100%:
As a reminder to employees and for those who have recently joined EDF Renewables, Values in Action is an organizational development program for all employees in North America. The initiative is intended to create a better and more collaborative working environment. The program is based on the foundational principals of the Speed of Trust, by Stephen Covey, and deployed to staff through learning modules, called Learning Journey’s, which contain various conversation queues for effective communication that can be used in the workplace and at home.
Stay tuned for information regarding the mid-September launch for the next phase of Values in Action!
Should you have any questions, please contact Stephanie.Miller@edf-re.com.
Starting this week, there will be some exciting new changes coming to WebEx on your desktop and on your mobile device. Some of those features include:
No actions are needed to install. For a guided tour of the latest updates, check out the video below:
Short for business email compromise, BEC is one of the fastest growing scams that targets organizations. It works like this: a cybercriminal either compromises the email address of a senior executive or they spoof that email, they then send requests for money or information (e.g., W-2’s, financial reports, social security numbers, etc.) to employees who trust that senior executive.
According to the FBI, through fraudulent wire transfers and data breaches, BEC scams - also referred to as CEO Fraud - have cost organizations around the world over $5 billion since 2013.
Always treat requests for money or sensitive information with a high degree of skepticism. Stay alert for anything out of the ordinary and if you’re not sure, always ask! Never “reply to” a suspected fraudulent email, attackers can and will respond to aid in continuing the fraud, either walk over to their desk or use a phone to call the sender and confirm it. Above all – always report!
Read more about the five common attack scenarios and who the main targets are here.
And remember to take your Q3 Cybersecurity Training. Look for your e-mail invite from EDFR Cybersecurity Dept.
Learn something brand new, or brush up your skills. A variety of technology classes have been scheduled for EDF Renewables employees, offered by David Diskin, certified Microsoft Office “Master”. All classes are offered in English, onsite in San Diego, broadcast live via WebEx, and recorded.
This summer, EDF Renewables sponsored WindFest, held in Wheatley (Ontario), where the Romney Wind Energy Centre (60 MW) will be implemented.
The event brought together kids, adults and families, over 200 people each day, to spend time outdoors enjoying the fresh air, learning the art of kite flying and spending quality family time, unplugged from electronic devices and the stresses of everyday life.
The weekend was packed with free events for all ages, including the opportunity to see world-class kite fliers demonstrate their passion and see unique kites from all over the world. Participants could bring a kite from home or purchase one on site to fly during the event. After dark, there was a showing of Mary Poppins on a giant outdoor screen.
This unique gathering of fliers and their kites, responding to the changing wind conditions, made for a dynamic event that generated many lasting memories.
20 students of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation visit visited Arnprior Solar in July. Pikwakanagan First Nation is EDF Renewables’ partner in two solar projects in Ontario – Pendleton and Barlow Solar Energy Centres. The student visit is one of the initiatives taken by EDF Renewables in response to the Chief and Counsel’s request to engage the First Nation members and youth in the projects where they have ownership participation.
The presentation, managed by Fabiola Oribe (Development), Trevor Nickerson and Billy McGee (O&M) focused on solar energy production but had also the objective to spark student interest in careers in renewable energy.
Involving our First Nation partners in our projects and in renewable energy in general is very important for EDF Renewables. For example, new job opportunities in O&M (at our sites or one of our clients’ sites) are shared with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation (our partners in Romney) and with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (our partners in Pendleton/Barlow).
In Canada, 60% of the solar and wind projects are in partnership with a First Nation or a host community.
Roadmap for a Green Tariff
Join Joni Hamson, Senior Director of Origination, on Tuesday, August 7,for a webcast that answers the question, “How can large electric power users help drive development of green tariff programs in regulated markets?”
Joni will be joined by Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors Co. and Ryan Kiley, Director of Product Development, Consumers Energy.
For more information and to register, click here.
Lessons Learned Implementing NERC Compliance Requirements
Watch the replay of this webinar featuring Todd Chwialkowski, Senior Compliance Specialist and Lyrae Anderson, OCC Regulatory Manager. The webinar covers how to understand and interpret NERC requirements, and how to approach changes required by NERC throughout the organization.
You will find the replay here on EDF Renewables YouTube Channel. While you’re there, check out all the other videos that EDF Renewables has posted.
Click here to read the July 2018 Edition of O&M Insights, a monthly newsletter that the EDF Renewables O&M Marketing & Communications Team sent out on July 31 to over 1800 recipients including EDFR O&M customers and potential customers. If you have any feedback, comments, or suggestions please send them to OMSales@edf-re.com.
At EDF Renewables North America, the Health and Safety of our team members is our first priority. We encourage you to spend 5-10 minutes during at least one meeting of your choice during the week discussing this topic with meeting attendees.
Discover the Weekly Safety Message about Yard Work Safety.
Click here to read more about Yard Work Safety on the ECRM Safety Always Page!
|Abhishek Desai||Valuation Analyst||San Diego||7/9/2018|
|Alex Huggett||Electrical Engineer||Montréal||7/30/2018|
|Alex Martinez||Senior Project Manager||San Diego||7/10/2018|
|Andres Estrada||Associate, Divestiture and Portfolio Strategy||San Diego||7/16/2018|
|Barbara Gackstetter||Engineering and Construction Coordinator||San Diego||7/9/2018|
|Bill Burns||Senior Technical Writer||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Daniel Daboval||Lead SCADA Systems Engineer||Saratoga Springs||7/9/2018|
|Elisabeth Trudeau||Accounting Manager||Montréal||7/30/2018|
|Elizabeth Paluso||Senior Accountant||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Eric Dycus||Senior Database Administrator/Developer||San Diego||7/23/2018|
|Jasmin Zukic||Lead SCADA Systems Engineer||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|John Herring||Principal Systems Engineer||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Jonathan Coyne||Project Engineering & Construction Manager||Pittsburgh||7/23/2018|
|Katherine Mardesich||Senior Accountant||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Kenneth Campbell||Solar Technician||Southgate, Ontario||7/3/2018|
|Kitok James||Senior Wind Technician||Hereford||7/16/2018|
|Lucy Huntley||Applications Supervisor||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Mark Urquhart||O&M Customer Account Manager||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Marty Crotty||EVP, Asset Optimization||San Diego||7/2/2018|
|Mohamad Mosleh||Intern||San Diego||7/9/2018|
|Nicholas Gallagher||Systems Administrator||San Diego||7/9/2018|
|Nicholas Petersen||Wind Technician||Fenton||7/30/2018|
|Paul Ardizzone||Senior Accountant||San Diego||7/30/2018|
|Roberto Valadez||Intern||San Diego||7/9/2018|
|Sami Waheed||Intern- Software Engineer||San Diego||7/16/2018|
|Sean Brown||Wind Technician||Benton County||7/30/2018|
|Todd Eagleston||Director, Development||Houston||7/16/2018|
|Yihong (Iris) Chen||Corporate Finance Data Administrator||San Diego||7/16/2018|
|Aaron Caul||Advanced Solar Technician||Rainy River, On||7/23/2018|
|Alex Harpenbau||Lead Technician||Pilot Hill||7/23/2018|
|Jerry Wehust||Advanced Wind Technician||PacWind||7/9/2018|
|Jon Medel||Applications Supervisor||San Diego||6/25/2018|
|Karolina Harth||Lead Senior Technical Accountant||Senior Accountant||7/9/2018|
|Mauricio Fuentes||Lead Technician||Hereford||6/25/2018|
|Michael Loney||Advanced Solar Technician||Rainy River, On||7/23/2018|
|Robert Titus||Site Manager||PacWind||7/30/2018|
|Rodica Donaldson||Associate Director, Commercial Transmission & Analytics||Washington, DC||7/9/2018|
|Sandeep Joshi||Director, Enterprise Applications||San Diego||6/25/2018|
|Thomas Berg||Wind Technician||Chestnut Flats||7/16/2018|
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Sep 26-28 | Monterey, CA