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Get Ready – It’s Training Time!

Join us as we get ready to hit the ground running with Dayforce!

REMINDER! The Blackout Period for all HR-related employee self-service functions done via SAP starts Monday, August 27th through Friday, September 14th. All employee access in SAP will be turned OFF to help create an efficient and effective transition to Dayforce.

If you need to make changes, go into SAP self-service prior to Monday, August 27th. If an urgent matter/change needs to be made during the blackout period, you can complete a PAN form, found in ECRM under the Human Resource tab. (This should be the last time you are using a PAN form!) Complete the PAN form and email it to employeechanges@edf-re.com.

Training is Coming!! September 17th is right around the corner, and in order to get all employees and managers acquainted with the system, EDF Renewables will leverage a combination of web-based training, MyPath, along with live webinar-based training sessions. Click HERE for a video overview of the MyPath training format.

Beginning Monday, August 27th, all employees will have access to MyPath and can begin taking the training. Please review the list of training courses and the detailed instructions provided on the Training Course Instruction Sheet. This training must be completed by Friday, September 14th.

The training is broken out under two classifications:

  • ALL EMPLOYEE TRAINING – Courses that cover the Employee Self-Service functionality that will be done within Dayforce.
  • MANAGER TRAINING – Courses for individuals that manage others and have direct reports. These courses cover the items that will be done through Manager Self-Service in Dayforce.

OPTIONAL live webinar training for Managers will be held during the week of September 10th – September 14th to review items covered in the virtual training as well as provide an opportunity for managers to ask questions.  See below for scheduled training offerings:

Training Type Date Time
Manager Training Tues September 11th 6:00am – 7:00am PST
Manager Training Wed September 12th 6:00am – 7:00am PST
Manager Training Wed September 12th 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST
Manager Training Thurs September 13th 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

**All employees can register for the training session that best fits their schedule by clicking REGISTER HERE.

**Registration must be completed by Friday, 9/7, at 12pm PST

Should you need assistance during this time, please reach out to one of the Dayforce Champions or contact Karen Wood at karen.wood@edf-re.com

Thank you for your continued support as we transition to Dayforce!

Values In Action

By Stephanie Sierra-Miller, Executive Assistant to Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO

The NEW FranklinCovey portal is back and has been open for your use since July 16th. You should have received an email with login information and a link to the site. Search for sender no-reply@allaccesspass.com  received in July.

What’s new about the portal?

  • Cleaner, fresher look
  • All content is available in 16 languages, including Spanish and French
  • Improved tracking of your completed courses
  • Additional filters for ease of finding content
  • More learning content for your personal growth and professional development

Information coming soon about the September launch of the next phase of Values in Action!  If you would like to re-visit the materials from this past year, please visit the Values in Action ECRM site here.

ECRM Outage Tonight- Regular Maintenance Window By Jonathan Medel, IT applications Supervisor
Outage Date: Thursday 8/23/2018 Expected Duration: 2-hours – intermittent
Start Time: 6:00 PM PDT End Time: 8:00 PM PDT
Current Status: SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE OUTAGE
Incident Manager(s): Anupam Kapoor - 858-521-2990
Areas/Systems Affected: ECRM
Outage Description: Scheduled outage for application update. Server reset or reboot may be required, but not expected.
Related RFC#: RFC-834 RFC Status: Approved
Comments: No major downtime expected. There may be an IISReset that may be run on a specific unrelated IIS web application that SHOULD not affect ECRM. If a full reset becomes required, a brief 5 minute downtime is possible.
Wireless LAN Controller Maintenance Tonight By Matthew McColm, IT Manager, Support Services

On Thursday August 23rd, 2018 the Wireless LAN Controller will undergo maintenance that will result in a brief outage to the Corporate Wireless Infrastructure. The outage is expected to last no longer than 15 minutes and will affect San Diego as well as all remote offices and the majority of owned generations sites. The maintenance is expected to begin at 6:00pm PDT and we expect services to be restored by 6:15pm PDT.

Phish Alert Button By Kevin Brown, Information Security Analyst

Phishing emails are far and away the biggest threat vector that malicious actors use when trying to compromise our computing environment. Thousands of these emails are blocked each day via technical means, however a small percentage make it through to you, the end user. That small percentage could end up negatively impacting our computing environment in a huge way. Stopping these phishing campaigns is often the result of another user’s report.

Most users already have access to a very useful Outlook add-in which allows the reporting of phishing attempts with the press of a button, however there are a still many employees that do not have this tool.

To remedy that, the EDF Renewables IT department will be remotely installing this program for those users, as well as updating the existing product from version 1.1.16 to version 1.1.17. The add-in will begin rolling out Thursday morning. The installation should not cause any disruption to your machine and will be available for use after a restart of your Outlook client.

Once installed the screenshots below detail the process required to report a phishing attempt.

1.  The Phish Alert Button (PAB) will be populated on your Outlook ribbon as shown. If you receive an email you believe is suspicious all you will have to do is open the email and click the PAB.

2.  Once selected you will see a message box pop-up.

3.  If “No” is selected the pop-up will just go away and the email won’t be reported, if “Yes” is selected another message box will appear and all you have to do is press “OK”.

4.  The email is then automatically packaged up and sent as an attachment to the CyberThreat@edf-re.com account for analysis. The email will also be removed from your Outlook Inbox. If after analysis it is discovered that the email was legitimate, you will be contacted and will have the ability to recover it from your Deleted Items.

By simplifying this process, we are hoping to create an environment where users are more apt to report phishing attempts rather than just ignoring or deleting the emails. These reports give us greater insight into threats that are slipping past our defenses, allowing us to make the necessary security changes. Please reach out to the Support Service Desk or Cybersecurity if you have any questions on this matter.

NOTE: The add-in will only be available for Outlook (Windows and OS X) and Office 365 / OWA Webmail. Mobile applications (Android, iOS) are not available currently.

REMINDER: Q3 CYBERSECURITY TRAINING By Kevin Brown, Information Security Analyst

The protection and security of employees’ work and personal lives are no longer separate. They have become intertwined with evolving trends of social networks, the Internet of Things, and unlimited connectivity. Because of this, cybersecurity is no longer just the responsibility of the company’s IT and Cybersecurity departments. It is now the responsibility of every employee to protect not just their work assets but their personal data as well. Failure to do so puts both you and the organization at risk.

Cyber attackers do not care about age, gender, race, culture, beliefs or nationality. They attack based on opportunity and potential financial gain. They attack irrespective of who the victim is, whether it’s a child at home playing computer games on mom or dad’s office laptop or an employee sitting in the office reading emails. Reports and statistics over the few past years show that more than 80% of data breaches involve an employee as a victim - hackers claim it is the fastest way to breach a company’s security controls. This means that employees are on the front line of cybersecurity attacks.

We must increase our cybersecurity awareness to protect and secure both our personal and company assets. Therefore, it is important that everyone get comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training to learn how cyber criminals target their victims, how to reduce their risk, and how to make it more challenging for attackers to steal their information, identity or money.

Earlier this summer (beginning July 30), all EDF Renewables North America employees received an automated email from Inspired eLearning detailing cybersecurity training enrollment for the 3rd Quarter of 2018. This is the third in a series of four self-paced training programs this year. Your time commitment will be between 10 and 30 minutes; however, lessons can be paused and bookmarked to be completed in snippets over several days or weeks if you prefer. You can access the Inspired eLearning site HERE, and login with your EDF credentials.

EDF Renewables Recognizes Employees for SafeStart Stories

Announcing the July 2018 SafeStart story award winners for the O&M Group

SafeStart stories come from employees’ work and personal lives and encompass the SafeStart states and critical errors as important tools for others to learn from. Each month the SafeStart committee chooses four winners from the stories submitted that month. Winners are eligible to receive prizes.

Congratulations to the winners of the July SafeStart story award contest!

Mike Smith - Pumping Chemicals Under Pressure

Activity: Filling a sprayer tender with 32% UAN (Urea Ammonium Nitrate) as a herbicide carrier.

Hazardous energies: Fluid under pressure.Chemical energy (fairly strong acid). The tender is filled from a bulk tank through a 2" discharge hose. This hose attaches to the tender with a 2" cam-lock connector with a single break valve on the tender side of the cam-lock. The pump is a 6 HP centrifugal pump; probably runs about 60 psi of head in this set up. Once tender is filled, the pump is shut off, the valve on the tender side is closed, and the valve at the bulk tank is closed, leaving the discharge hose at whatever pressure it was at when the valves were closed.

States: Frustration; the season is a month behind. It never stops raining.Complacency; I do not typically use 32% UAN in this situation. Water is typically the herbicide carrier. I did not fill out a JSA .

Critical Errors: Line of Fire. Breaking a line under pressure is always unpredictable. The 32% UAN is almost twice as dense as water. Thereby, the pressurized line contains more total energy. When I broke the line at the cam coupler, the male end shot outward, and 32% UAN sprayed in all directions. I found the nearby water hydrant with my eyes closed (that was a challenge) and washed the 32% UAN from my hair and face and followed up with a soap-and-water shower. Mind not on Task. Stupid.

Other errors: Lack of pre-planning (JSA equivalent) PPE (glasses) or even a rag wrapped around the joint would have helped. Stupid

What Could Have Happened? Impact from the cam coupler.32% UAN in the eyes. That's a miracle. Slip/trip/fall as I searched for the water hydrant.

Del Luedtke - Bombs away

Soon after September 11th my squadron was deployed. The group that was deploying was excited and for the most part young. The day we flew out the weather was about -30F and snowing, so you can imagine a bunch of people with heavy coats, hats and gloves on trying to pile on to this cargo plane. When we finally arrived at our destination the temps were a bit different. The sun was out, and temps were soaring at 110 F. We were told that we would be working 12-hour days to help us get into the routine of how things work and to help acclimate us to the dramatic temperature difference. I was a young NCO at the time and was in charge of Line-D (shop that delivers munitions to the flight line) on the night shift. I did not have much experience with this new position or the trucks that were used. The first night we conducted our shift change and reviewed the schedule of what munitions needed to be delivered to what jets. So, we called for our escorts to meet at in the Weapons storage area so that we could meet our deadline for delivery. My job was pull 2 trailers, each trailer loaded with 4-2000 lb bombs. It was a particularly warm night and was checking on my other drivers to ensure they were ready and that all of their checklists were filled out and lights were functional. During this time one of my drivers hooked up my trailers to my truck. I noticed the lights were working and filled out my checklists for what I was doing. Our escorts arrived and away we went. 4 trucks, 8 trailers were headed to the flight line to drop off our munitions. As we approached the flight line we are required to get out of trucks and look for FOD (Foreign Object Damager) items that can cause damage to the planes. As I'm walking around my truck looking in the tires for rocks or debris, I looked down at the pintail hook, to my surprise was still pinned up. So, you can imagine the fear that quickly overcame me. I just pulled 8 tons of live munitions 14 miles with the pintail hook open. Had I not been rushing and reviewed my check list I could have caught this. I was fatigued because I was working a different shift and complacent by not doing my job to ensure the truck and trailer were connected correctly. My mind and eyes were not on task, I was concerned about the team and did not check myself. We ended up making the drop time-but had things gone differently those live munitions and trailers could have disconnected and blown up killing myself and the team.

Jon Koch - The 10th Anniversary

Just recently marked the 10th anniversary of my motorcycle accident, a night I will never forget. On Friday after a long work week I decided to go for a ride and get supper. I headed out to get something to eat taking the main highway so I could get there a little faster. After I ate I thought it would be nice to take the back roads with all the curses. I came around one of the curves that heads down a steep hill, where I hit a bunch of loose gravel and lost control of the bike. I couldn't regain control and went off the road and down the ditch. At the bottom of the hill the bike got caught up in some mud and launched me off. I rolled a few times and finally stopped landing on my back. After a little while of lying there in extreme pain I tried to stand up. when I got up I looked down and noticed my right leg was facing the wrong way. I fell into shock and immediately dropped back down to the ground. Some time had passed before a car came up and stopped. They saw me laying there and called 911. To sum up my long story I ended up having my tibia broken in four places and my motorcycle barely a scratch. Looking back, I remember being frustrated with my boss and also very tired from the long week I had. I've been riding a motorcycle since I was a kid, so It wasn't like I was new to the riding scene. But it could have been much worse, first of all I was wearing a helmet, even though it wasn't a law to do so in the state I lived in. If I had chosen not to, I could have had a minor head injury or worse, die. Second of all, where I choose to ride was in the middle of nowhere with not a lot of traffic. Since I was also treated for shock along the ride to the hospital, it could have been much worse had they not drove by and saw me laying there.

Chris Dreiman - I blew myself up

I worked for an OEM during the 1980’s when some of the wind companies were very complacent about safety. PPE’s were mostly a suggestion and very little was provided. No FR rated clothing, safety glasses, face shield or hot gloves were issued, just a hard hat, a harness, and leather gloves from Orchard supply. Very little training was provided either. I had never heard of a JSA or JHA and the company I worked for didn’t have a safety program to speak of.

Since I felt as though I knew what I was doing and had not been hurt at work, I didn’t see any reason to worry about those kinds of things. If my boss and the company weren’t worried, why should I be. Complacency was common place. Thankfully things have changed since then and I feel lucky, not only to be here, but to work for a company like EDF that has a comprehensive injury illness prevention program (IIPP) and embraces a behavior-based safety program like SafeStart.

I was new to the wind industry and I worked as an IEE (instrumentation, electrical and electronics) technician. I was issued a Radio Shack analog volt meter with a needle that moved showing you the amount of voltage present when you touched the leads to a voltage source. It had a selectable range switch with a maximum reading of 500VAC. The project I was working at had voltages that would reach over 525VAC occasionally and would cause turbine faults. I was getting frustrated with this meter and eventually convinced my boss to get me a new state of the art digital volt meters made by Fluke. They had a 1000VAC range and a few other cool features that my current meter didn’t have. Being the IEE tech, I was sure this was a tool I needed if I was going to be able to troubleshoot these types of problems. My boss came through and bought a couple of them. He told me one afternoon that he would bring them in the morning.

I hardly slept that night (because I get excited about new meters I guess) and was tired (fatigued) when I got to work. The boss gave us the new meters that morning and my partner and I rushed out to the project as soon as possible. As my partner drove, I was opening the meters and getting them ready. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning and was very excited to try them out right away. The first stop would be at one of the turbines that we had been seeing voltage issues at. I got the meters set up and ready. My partner dropped me off at the tower and he drove to another tower one row away. We split up and worked like that so we could get more done (which is a huge mistake).

I went into the machine and went straight to the bottom side of the main switch where the incoming 480VAC was. I was rushing to use the new meter, complacent about PPE, fatigued from lack of sleep, so I proceeded to put myself in the line of fire without hesitation or thought of the potential consequences. I carefully stuck my leads of the new Fluke meter right onto the large bolt down connections on the incoming power cables. At that moment I saw what looked like the sun coming out from under the switch with an ear-splitting boom. I fell backward and was totally disoriented. Like a giant flash bulb that’s gone off in front of me I was blinded from the light. I could smell smoke, my ears were ringing, and knew I needed to get out of the tower. I got up and felt my way around the inside of the machine and found the door. As I was reaching out the door my vision started to come back and I could see the back of my hands and forearms, there was smoke pouring off of them and my skin was discolored and looked like the inside of a BBQ pit. It looked like my skin was cooked and flaking off the surface. At that moment I knew I had blown myself up and that this was bad. Amazingly there was no pain. My mind raced, I was sure I had damaged myself irreparably and my life would be changed forever, it was just a matter of time before the searing pain would start. I immediately remembered at that moment that my partner was going to that other turbine one row away to do the exact same thing as I had. I wasn’t sure what happened to me or why, but I felt sure the same thing would happen to him because I had set up his meter for him to use the same way I had set up mine. I began to run across the field to the other turbine, smoke still pouring off of me, I was yelling his name in a panic and could see his truck parked at the tower. I was only a few feet away from his tower when I heard BOOM come from the inside. My heart sank. Next, I saw him climbing out of the turbine with smoke pouring off of him. He was staggering around obviously disoriented from the blast. He looked like one of the 3 stooges after he had been smoking an exploding cigar, smoky face, hair singed back, and blackish soot on the front of him. I noticed his forearms had the same texture as mine and looked like the inside of a BBQ pit.

We both stood there, still smoldering, looking at each other in shock. We weren’t certain how badly we were hurt, other than the temporary blindness and the ringing in our ears, there was no real pain. We tested the skin on our forearms and there wasn’t any pain, but there were things (maybe burnt skin) flaking off our arms and hands when touched, we decided it was probably best to not touch it in case it was our skin falling off. We radioed to the shop and told our boss we were going to drive to the local ER. Once at the ER (still no pain) we discovered that the blackish brown coating on our forearms and the back of our hands washed off and our skin was ok, no burns. We both lost some facial hair but our eyes and ears were ok too. The Dr. said this could have been a whole lot worse, we could have been blinded, severely burned, or even killed. It turns out that I had hurriedly installed the red meter leads into the amperage hole instead of the voltage hole so when the leads touched the 480VAC it was like shorting out the incoming voltage through our new meters. The metal ends on the meter leads instantly vaporized from the arc blast and the vaporized material attached to our hands and forearm causing the flaking appearance. The vaporized leads had separated the voltage from the meter stopping the arc blast. The intensity of the arc blast was high but the duration was short so we did not get any serious injuries. As I later learned once employed with EDF, the severity of an arc blast goes up exponentially with time. That the duration of exposure is part of what determines the severity of the heat exposure and the injury. Any variable such as the length of the lead, its thickness or conductivity, voltage etc. could have changed the outcome dramatically, and I may not have been around anymore to tell my story.

Once done at the ER, my partner and I took the blown-up meters and our blown-up selves back to the shop. We went straight into see the boss thinking this was our last day on the job, we were certain to get fired for this screw up. Our boss listened to the whole story, took the two meters and told us to go home, get some rest and he would see us in the morning. We shared our story with the crew the next day and to our surprise the boss didn’t fire us. A couple months later the boss showed up with two brand new Fluke meters. He gave them to me and my partner and said that they were complimentary from Fluke. He explained that he sent the burnt meters back to Fluke along with a nasty letter about how dangerous their meters were and that experienced technicians should not be able to make this type of mistake and get hurt. He said with a smile, “so I guess they made these ones idiot proof”.

More information on the prizes and program is available at the links below. To learn more about SafeStart, check out the SafeStart page on ECRM.

To read all submitted stories, check out the SafeStart Story Collection here. Your HSE team encourages you to use them as safety moments to start meetings.

Procurement Policy Training FAQs for USA & Canada

By Trinity Doughan, Director, Training

Who is the training for?

  • Training is mandatory for all applicable employees in the USA and Canada. A listing of required employees per training topic can be found HERE.

 Did I miss the communication of this training?

  • First mention: April 20th State of the Company Address by Tristan Grimbert (Note: Slide 33).
  • Email announcement of Upcoming Initiative: Sent to “EVERYONE EDF RE” on June 10, 2018, by Luis Silva.
    • Included image of applicable audience for each Policy. See it HERE.
  • The Wire: June 14, 2018 Training on Procurement Policies, this included information on how to register and who was required to attend each training. See it HERE.
  • The Wire: July 26, 2018 reminder “In Case You Missed It” linked back to the June 14 Wire posting.

What Policies have already been trained upon?

  •  Procurement Policy, Credit Card Policy and Travel & Entertainment Policy.

If you were unable to attend the live/WebEx trainings, the policy training is now available online via a Mindflash course through the links below.  The deadline for completion of this training is August 31, 2018.

 When are the remaining Procurement related Policies going to be released and trained upon? 

  • No dates have been set, but they will be completed before year-end. The four remaining policies are pending submission to the Policy Committee for review and approval.

 When is the deadline for the training on the Procurement Policy, the Travel & Entertainment Policy and the Credit Card Policy?

  • 8/31 for all employees to whom the topics apply.

What if I failed the Mindflash quiz, had difficulty accessing the quiz, etc...? 

  • Contact the Training Department for assistance.  They will reset the quiz so that you can re-take it until you pass. Contact: trainingdept@edf-re.com

Impact of Ontario Elections

Canada’s Newest Provincial Government, By David Thornton, Manager, Public and Regulatory Affairs

On June 29, Doug Ford (brother to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford) was officially sworn in as premier of Ontario after the Progressive Conservatives (PC), riding a wave of populist anger at Kathleen Wynne’s government, wiped out the Liberals in the provincial election.

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Ford’s PC government has a large mandate with a 76-seat majority (out of a seat total of 124). As a result, this government has promised radical changes to government spending, climate-change policy, hydro rates, education and more.

Trump of the North? Sorta.

Doug Ford’s campaign platform was based on several well-worn conservative policy positions. From scrapping the carbon tax to reducing corporate tax rates and promising to balance Ontario’s budget within two years, Ford’s campaign, at least in terms of substance, relies on many of the same ideas and policy positions as other Canadian right-wing politicians.

What marks his campaign as unique, at least in Canada, is that these positions are couched within the politics of populism. Ford has offered his candidacy and his ideas to expel so called "Liberal elites" from power, remove the influence of “radical special interests” and, most importantly, to create a government that works on behalf of ‘The People’. The populist framing of Ford’s campaign offers a reimagination of politics as a fight between hard-working, tax-paying citizens against out-of-touch “elites” beholden to special interests. Like Donald Trump to the south, Ford represents a different way of doing politics, one where political civility, technocratic knowledge and compromise are replaced by brashness, common-sense solutions and decisive unilateral action.

EDF Renewables is already seeing a major shift in political discourse within the energy sector: reliable and affordable are the policy keystones.

Electricity Policy – Reduce Energy Bills by 12%

Premier Ford has promised to reduce all electricity bills by 12%. Background: the previous Liberal government had already reduced the bill by 25%, mainly by shifting system costs to the tax base, so the PC Plan will add an additional 12%.

Here is a snap shot of how Doug Ford and Minister Greg Rickford will attempt to reduce bills by 12%. Background: The following analysis is based on an average annual electricity bill of $1,440, or $120/month.

  • Rebating the government’s portion of Hydro One’s dividend directly to ratepayers on their hydro bills – allegedly saving $70/year and expected to “grow over time”.
  • Moving conservation funding to the tax base, allegedly saving $43/year.
  • Placing an immediate moratorium on any new energy contracts. Information released by the Ontario PC Party states that “rebating the savings back to residential customers will save the average Ontario household $20/year.”
  • "Cancel energy contracts that are in the pre-construction phase and re-negotiate other energy contracts.” When rebated back to residential customers, expected to save $40/year.

The only step taken toward reducing bills by 12% to date was when Minister Rickford directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to cancel 748 contracts from the FIT 3,4,5 stream (pre-NTP / <500kw) and 10 Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) 1 pre-KDM contracts (>500kw).

EDF Renewables had anticipated such action to take place in the event of a PC win and took measures to prepare. As a result, EDF Renewables' LRP projects (Romney, 60MW wind; Pendleton 12 MWac solar; Barlow 12MWac), were at an advanced stage and not included in the list of cancellations. However, this action came without warning, and significant investment and jobs were lost for very small system savings. EDF Renewables is confident that there will be no additional, surprise cancellations going forward.

Overall, EDF Renewables expects these measures will not address the 12% target, so we expect pressure to find additional near-term cost savings to stay high. Speculation also remains high. We know that even the government is searching for answers and a policy framework, and is exploring ideas to help solve this challenge.

Carbon Pricing and Environment

Under the Wynne government, Ontario – Canada’s second-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after Alberta – joined with Quebec and California in a cap-and-trade market to bring emissions down. Doug Ford is scrapping cap-and-trade, and Quebec and California have closed their market to Ontario to prevent last-minute dumping of emissions allowances. That has left billions of dollars’ worth of carbon credits in limbo.

Cap-and-trade’s demise in Ontario also puts Doug Ford on a collision course with the federal government, whose carbon framework requires each province to have either a tax or a cap-and-trade system that meets national standards, or else Ottawa will impose its own carbon price.

Doug Ford is challenging Ottawa’s right to do that, backing a legal challenge by the Saskatchewan government and Premier Scott Moe. In addition to the legal battle, Ford’s government said it will move forward with a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s plan to implement a national price on carbon.

There is little likelihood of success and Premier Ford and Premier Moe have little support from their counterparts in other provinces and from Canadians (NTD: add recent poll). However, EDF Renewables believes that this is a strategy to play good local politics to leverage a new climate deal with the Federal government that will result to establish a new climate change plan that will not include taxes. At time of writing, debate swirls whether this new Ontario plan will have any teeth to it i.e. no legislated targets to 2030. It is too soon to tell, but the government will need something to push back against the Federal government.

Yet, Through It All, Ontario’s Planning Outlook Remains Unchanged

At a fundamental level, Ontario’s power system projects to have a supply shortfall in the mid-2020s. The most recent Long-Term Energy Plan indicates that a supply need begins to emerge by 2023 and grows substantially over the next several years, as the Pickering Nuclear Plant comes offline and large supply contracts expire (9 GW gas; 2 GW renewables = approx. 45% of installed capacity by 2035).

Next Steps

To date, the near-term focus for the Ford government has been little in substance and much more in tone - delivering upon campaign promises has been a near-term objective.

With the legislature now rising for a brief break, government will now move to governing and writing a new Long-Term Energy Plan and Climate Plan. EDF Renewables will continue to provide trusted, solutions-based advice on how to build a reliable, affordable renewable energy system in Ontario.

Weekly Safety Message

Remember to start your meeting with the Safety Moment!

At EDF Renewables North America, Safety is our No. 1 core value. One way we keep safety at the forefront is to begin every meeting with a safety moment.

WHAT IS A SAFETY MOMENT?

Safety moments are concise talks about safety topics. Also known as safety briefs, these talks are usually a short (one to three minutes long) discussion on a safety-related topic. Ensure time is available for follow up discussion, if warranted, after the initial talk.

HOW CAN I GET IDEAS FOR SAFETY MOMENTS?

Your HSE team provides several resources for safety moments through the ECRM HSE Center (all pictured below).

  1. Safety Moments PowerPoint linked on the top banner of the page
  2. Weekly Safety Messages linked in the left-hand quick menu
  3. SafeStart story collection for use by the Asset Optimization group

TIPS FOR GREAT SAFETY MOMENTS

MAKE IT PERSONAL – whenever possible, share personal experiences. When we hear a coworker share a story that is personal and meaningful to them, we tend to listen more closely and absorb the lessons from that story.

SHARE SUCCESSES – Along with stories that directly help us avoid injury or equipment damage, share proactive safety improvements that have been implemented successfully. These positive stories help others think about how they may be able to proactively improve their working environments.

O&M Thought Leadership

Does Offline Oil Analysis Predict Gearbox Health?

Art Miller, PRE CBM Specialist, joined forces with Poseidon Systems, LLC to publish a white paper discussing the limitations of offline oil analysis for determining gearbox health. It turns out that offline oil analysis provides little-to-no correlation with gearbox health while online wear debris monitoring does. You can read the results of a study that took place over several years involving 137 EDF Renewables wind turbines here.

San Diego Office Holds Blood Drive

By Stephanie Sierra-Miller, Executive Assistant to Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO

A BIG thank you to everyone that came out to support the San Diego Blood Bank – donors AND volunteers! We had 24 donors that gave 26 units of blood last Wednesday, August 15th.

The San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) is dedicated to community health by providing a reliable supply of blood to patients in need. Their vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. SDBB is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services. SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 bloodmobiles. SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide.

Distributed Solutions Team – San Diego Training & Torrey Pines

By Rafael Declercq, EVP Distributed Solutions & Strategy Divestiture Portfolio

The EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions team, focused on distributed batteries, Electric Vehicle smart charging and other microgrid development, met in San Diego this week. After a day and a half focused on training and exchanges on latest business developments, the team went for hike at Torrey Pines State Park.

This team has grown significantly since the beginning of the year: 10 of the 20 participants have joined over the past eight months. They are pursuing opportunities mostly in California, Ontario and Massachusetts. After finishing 2017 with the signing of a 40MWh resource adequacy contract with PG&E at the end of last year, we are gaining traction with C&I customers. Read The Wire, because more Distributed Solutions announcements will be coming soon.

Not sure who’s who on the Distributed Solutions Team? Click the graphic below for a larger version.

WRISE San Diego Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

The San Diego Chapter of WRISE is holding it's annual fundraising dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, August 29, at the Barrel Room Carmel Valley. Last year the event helped raise nearly $4,500 for a scholarship fund that sends women to a broad list of conferences such as AWEA WINDPOWER and SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL.

The event poster can be viewed HERE.

EDF Renewables is a sponsor of WRISE at both the national and local chapter levels, and our employees hold many leadership positions on local steering committees.

Founded in 2005 as Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) and rebranded in May 2017, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is a national nonprofit with a growing presence working across the renewable energy economy, with over 30 chapters and a broad purpose – to change our energy future through the actions of women. By building Community, promoting Education, and cultivating Leadership, WRISE works to recruit, retain, and advance women and inspire their members and the public to unite in raising their voices for others.

Want to get involved? Visit the national website to find a local chapter in your area. WRISE welcomes men as both members and attendees.

 

In Case You Missed It…

Where to find Past Wires on ECRM

Did you know that the entire archive of Wire articles, dating back to January of 2017, can be found on ECRM? Here’s where:

From the ECRM home page click the top link under Featured Links and it will take you to the Wire’s Home Page.

From there, you can:

  1. Use the search function
  2. Filter by categories
  3. Filter by month

You can even make comments or like an article.

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