February 2, 2018
On February 2, President & CEO Tristan Grimbert presented the quarterly State of the Company address. 47% of the North American team attended either in person or via WebEx. If you couldn't attend, the slides are available as a .pdf document on ECRM.
A video, "How Does One Define a Year", produced by the Communications Team, kicked off the meeting. For an inspiring look back at 2017 and ahead to 2018, the video is available to watch again here.
Below are the key topics of interest from the address:
A new format was introduced to add Hows and Whys to the Whats of our business strategies:
View the slides on ECRM here.
State of the Company Dates for 2018
Red Pine Wind Project Commissioning
On January 31, EDF RE announced the commissioning of the Red Pine wind project, located in the state of Minnesota. The 200 MW project consists of 100 wind turbines and generates enough power to meet the consumption of 92,000 homes.
Read the full press release here.
North Carolina Solar Projects
Construction has begun on two projects for Dominion energy in Northampton County, N.C.
Read more about Dominion's solar projects here.
EDF EN Canada Commissions Nicolas-Riou Wind Project
On January 11, EDF EN Canada announced the commissioning of Nicolas-Riou, a 224.25 MW wind project that comprises 65 turbines of 3.45 MW supplied by Vestas. Nicolas-Riou is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, on the private and public lands of TNO Boisbouscache and the municipalities of Sainte-Françoise, Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, Saint-Médard (RCM Basques) and Saint-Eugene-de-Ladrière (RCM of Rimouski-Neigette).
Read the full press release here.
Blackspring Ridge Funds Project for Seniors
Thanks to a grant from Blackspring Ridge Community Fund to the Marquis Foundation, 70 seniors in the city of Vulcan received boxes of Christmas cheer from some enterprising Santa’s helpers.
Watch their heartwarming video here.
Clifton Park Project Built by groSolar
During its first year of operation, the 1 MW landfill project saved the city of Clifton Park, NY $49,000 in energy costs. The project began operation in December of 2016, mounted on top of the town’s capped landfill.
The success of the project’s first year of operation has inspired the town to seek even more ways to save money on energy.
Read the article in the Saratogian News.
Over 220 attendees participated in this year's Development Summit, January 23 - 25, at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.
Attendees received an abundance of relevant and useful information in 11 sessions:
Danielle Simms and Jonathan Gonzales were among the 37 blood donors. Isabell Sanchez staffs the sign-in table.
With the flu season knocking many potential donors out of the pool, employees in the San Diego office stepped up to do their part by donating 33 pints of blood to help fill shortages at the San Diego Blood Bank.
First prize award: an Apple iPad
The deadline of February 9 is fast approaching for EDF EN’s "WATT ABOUT US?" photo contest. Have you uploaded your favorite photos yet?
Visit the contest site here to submit and view photos.
Employee voting will take place from February 12 to March 9, 2018. The vote will be open to all employees. All you need to do is register on the platform and "like" your favorite photos.
A map view of our submitted photos as of 2/4/18.
In January’s edition of IN’, you can read about:
It’s all here in the latest edition of IN' (on ECRM - scroll down to the bottom of the Newsletter Page).
Submit your most innovative projects before February 23
The fifth edition of the EDF Pulse internal awards will be a source of innovation for the entire EDF Group! Act now to represent North America and submit your most innovative projects. To be eligible, your project must be tangible, i.e. in trial period or implemented in 2017/2018.
It must fall under one of the following four categories and meet all of the selective criteria:
|Alexandra Richard||Administrative Assistant||Montréal, Qc||1/8/2018|
|Anais Lambrou||Associate Director, Business Development||Oakland||1/22/2018|
|April Pankaskie||Business Coordinator||Slate Creek||1/8/2018|
|Christine Melendez||Technician I, Accounts Payable||San Diego||1/8/2018|
|Damien Plingos||Senior Manager, Network Operations||San Diego||1/16/2018|
|David Seip||Shift Supervisor||Allendale||1/22/2018|
|Derek Janni||Software Engineer, Performance Analytics Development||Portland||1/16/2018|
|Fabian Barajas||Control Center Operator I||San Diego||1/22/2018|
|Garrick Smith||Wind Technician||Goodnoe||1/22/2018|
|John Whitehead||Pre-Construction Manager||San Diego||1/16/2018|
|Juan Carlos Taboada||Manager, Business Services||Houston||1/10/2018|
|Kristen Hamel||Market Risk Analyst||San Diego||1/2/2018|
|Lybelle Raymond||Administrative Assistant||Montréal, Qc||1/10/2018|
|Mina Thai||Tax Analyst||Montreal, Qc||1/15/2018|
|Richard Clark||Senior Cybersecurity Engineer||San Diego||1/2/2018|
|Rizwaan Qasim||Area Technical Specialist||Ontario, Canada||1/29/2018|
|Steven Hooks||Operations and Maintenance Manager||Allendale||1/22/2018|
|Steven Orbuch||Associate Director, Business Development||San Diego||1/22/2018|
|Travis Couch||Site Manager||Rock Falls||1/2/2018|
|Tyson Van Peursem||Wind Technician||Fenton||1/29/2018|
|Wayne Humble||Accounting Specialist, Billing and Collections||San Diego||1/2/2018|
|Alex Cordova||Plant Superintendent||Heartland||1/22/2018|
|Alvin Exevea||Systems Administrator||San Diego||1/8/2018|
|Camilla Mason||OCC Regulatory Specialist||San Diego||1/22/2018|
|Carolina Castro||IT Business Relationship Manager||San Diego||1/8/2018|
|Ed Jones||Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture||San Diego||1/8/2018|
|Jason Thomas||Asset Manager||Colorado||1/22/2018|
|Randy De La Vega||Desktop Support Technician||San Diego||1/8/2018|
|Robert Sullivan||OCC Projects Manager||San Diego||1/22/2018|