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Flammable Liquids

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 Flammable Liquids. 

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EDF Renewables North America Announces Commercial Operation at Copenhagen Wind Project in New York

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 14, 2019) EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 80 megawatt (MW) Copenhagen Wind Project (Project) is fully operational and delivering electricity. Consisting of 40 wind turbines manufactured by Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the Project benefits from a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with Narragansett Electric Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid.

Located in Lewis and Jefferson counties in upstate New York, Copenhagen Wind supported approximately 200 jobs during the construction phase and invested $15 million in supplies, equipment, utilities and fuel sourced from local businesses. In addition to the annual $700,000 property taxes to be paid locally, the project has entered a $430,000 Host Community Agreement with the Town of Denmark as well as another $60,000 Cultural Mitigation Agreement.

“We are pleased to join the ranks of leaders in New York wind and support the State’s renewable energy target of 50 percent renewables by 2030. Through Copenhagen Wind, which was developed under a model of true local partnership, we also cemented a long-term relationship with National Grid to supply affordable, reliable wind power to its Rhode Island customers,” commented Jacob Susman, Vice President, Head of Origination at EDF Renewables. “The Project is yet another great example of how wind power provides an economic boost not just in the Wind Belt, but also on the coasts, through the creation of local jobs, tax revenue, and recurring landowner lease payments.”

EDF Renewables Asset Optimization will perform asset management services to increase project operational performance as well as balance-of-plant, and 24/7/365 remote monitoring and diagnostics from our San Diego-based Operations Control Center (OCC) to increase equipment availability and reduce downtime.

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 35,000 average homes. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 177,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually1 which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 15 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

EDF Renewables North America Acquires Nebraska Wind Project

SAN DIEGO (Jan. 17, 2019) EDF Renewables North America has closed on a purchase agreement with York Nebraska Wind Partners, LLC, a partnership comprised of Aksamit Resource Management, LLC and York Capital Management for 100-percent of the interests in the 300 megawatt (MW) Milligan 1 Wind Project located in Nebraska.  The Project is currently in development with anticipated operation to commence in late 2020.

The Project, sited in Saline County in southern Nebraska, will sell its generated energy and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) into the Southwest Power Pool.  Milligan 1 Wind marks the first project for EDF Renewables in Nebraska.

“EDF Renewables is pleased to bring 30 years of expertise in development, construction, and operation to Nebraska,” commented Matthew McCluskey, Senior Director of Development for EDF Renewables.  “Nebraska’s abundant wind resource and supportive regulatory environment combine to create an opportunity for EDF Renewables to bring the benefits of jobs, landowner payments, and state and local tax revenue to the local community.”

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 115,000 average homes.  This is equivalent to avoiding more than 900,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually1 which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 190,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.

EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 15 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

1 According to US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

Featured NACE Article on Guarantees

by Nicolas Rossel and Lyndsey Shuckerow

Congratulations to Nicolas Rossel and Lyndsey Shuckerow for their article featured on the North American Clean Energy – January/February 2019 Issue focused on thought leadership.

Please click here and turn to pages 18-19 to view.

Feeding America Group Volunteer

by Keri Minnick

"At my old company, the Feeding America group volunteer event was extremely popular, to the point that people would get angry if the event was scheduled on a date they could not attend. This specific group volunteer shift is popular because it is fun, impactful, and anyone can do it.

Feeding America successfully turns an inexperienced group of volunteers into a well-oiled machine - during a shift, we are able to sort and organize thousands of pounds of food donated by local grocery stores.

Everyone has something to do and a way to contribute while they are there. Tasks I’ve done or seen done during the shift:

  1. Date checking - looking at expiration dates on crackers, cereals, chips, etc.
  2. Moving sorted goods to the shipping palettes.
  3. Sorting out bad fruit from good fruit
  4. Disposing of bad fruit
  5. Sweeping up and wiping down tables at end of shift
  6. Arranging boxes on shipping palettes and plastic wrapping them.

At the end of a shift, you will feel energized and accomplished, and of course, warm and fuzzy after thinking of how many people in San Diego county you have helped fight food insecurity through your efforts." Keri Minnick, Tax Manager

Interested in getting involved?  The Wellness Committee at EDF has organized a group volunteer shift doing food sorting for Feeding America! This is a great way to give back to the local community while helping a top-rated charity. Friends and family members who are 6 years or older are welcome to join as well!

WHERE:  9455 Waples Street, Suite 135 San Diego, CA 92121
WHEN:  9-11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9th
HOW:

  1. Visit http://vhub.at/fsd
  2. Click “Sign in” in the upper right hand corner and follow the steps as instructed.
  3. During this step, you will be asked to enter your groups join code: 1988
  4. After you sign in or create an account, look for your group volunteer shift on the calendar.
  5. Click the “Sign Up” button to the left of your group’s volunteer shift.
  6. Each Volunteer will receive a confirmation email when signed up successfully.

Space is limited, so sign up now!

 

To view EDF Renewables US internal job postings go to your Dayforce, login and click careers!

For EDF Renewables Canada opportunities, contact Laurence Lauzon

For Distributed Solutions – East opportunities click HERE.

To view EDF Renewables Mexico opportunities click HERE.

Talent Development - Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, January 23rd, 12:00-1:00pm

Lunch & Learn – What’s In It For Me?

Please join us to learn more about Success Pathways with a special invitation to participate in our first Lunch & Learn. We’ll talk about Reflections and the Career Opportunities sphere of practice (there are 5, check them out by clicking on the ECRM link here.)

Wednesday January 23, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
Shiloh II & III for San Diego

WebEx meeting: 1-415-655-0002, Access Code: 495-930-537

Bring your lunch and see what this is all about!  If you have any questions, please contact us at:  Ally.Endicott@edf-re.com or 1-858-521-2946  /  Shutopa.Das@edf-re.com or 1-858-521-3760

Scheduled ECRM Patching Outage

Areas/Systems Affected: All corporate applications and systems, including but not limited to ECRM, File services, Printing, Field SCADA systems, EDW, BI Application, etc.

Outage Description: Windows Server Patching and patch roll up deployments. Also, Third Party Patching like Java and Adobe updates.

Related RFC#: 1338

RFC Status: Approved

Start: 8:00 PM Thursday, January 17, 2019

End:  12:00 AM Friday, January 18, 2019

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Upcoming Events

Renew Wisconsin Energy Summit

Jan 17 | Madison, WI

CanWEA O&M Summit

Jan 29-30 | Toronto, ON

SEIA Solar Power Northeast

Feb 5-6 | Boston, MA

NET Conference

Feb 11-13 | San Diego, CA

ESA Energy Storage Policy Forum

Feb 13 | Washington, D.C.

Infocast Storage Week

Feb 25-27 | San Francisco, CA

AWEA O&M and Safety Seminar and Expo

Feb 27-28 | San Diego, CA