Spinning Spur 3 Wind Project Featured on 'CBS This Morning'

Includes appearances by Wesley House, Advanced Wind Technician and David Watkins, Area Operations Manager

Steve Inskeep from National Public Radio reports on Texas at the Forefront of Renewable Energy as part of CBS’s continuing series called What's Working, which looks at innovations that are paying off in America.

Watch the 6 minute video here.

Left: Steve Inskeep talks with Wesley House, Right: Dave Watkins

EDF Renewables Executive Interviews in Industry Media

Larry Barr, Dan Summa, and Jacob Sussman Featured

Larry Barr, SVP O&M
Dan Summa VP, Generation

Wind Systems Magazine

The June issue features an interview with Larry Barr, Senior VP of Operations and Maintenance, and Dan Summa, VP of Generation. The two EDF Renewables executives discuss the scope of the recently combined Asset Optimization Group, including the benefits to EDF Renewables and to the third party O&M and Asset Management business.

Read the full story here.

Jacob Susman, VP Head of Origination

A Word About Wind
Finance and Investor Community
Blog Post Q&A

Jacob Susman, VP Head of Origination, is interviewed in this blog post and discusses the opportunities, challenges, and trends affecting the wind industry.

Read the full story here.

Thought Leadership: The Evolution of the Digital World is Driving Change for Renewable Energy

Joni Hamson in Smart Energy Decisions

The evolution of the digital world has transformed the way we interact and go about our daily chores from purchasing goods and services via smartphone apps to networking via social media. So too, the power grid along with renewable energy is being transformed by digital technology.   Whether it’s solar panels on our rooftops or wind turbines on the horizon, electrons are flowing from different resources and data is collected and utilized in ways we could not have imagined just a decade ago.

Read Joni Hamson's entire post on Smart Energy Decisions.

Weekly Safety Message

Firework Safety

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 the Firework Safety.

Click here to read more about the Fireworks Safety on the ECRM Safety Always Page.

DAYFORCE Tip of the Week


No more PAN forms. Dayforce will allow all HR, Payroll, and Benefit related forms to be completed online to update relevant personal, professional, and payroll information while giving employees and managers real-time access to view and update information.

Dayforce forms include:

  • Address
  • Direct Deposit
  • Tax withholdings
  • Name changes
  • Life events
  • Dependent / Beneficiary
  • Position/Compensation changes
  • Location transfers
  • Job Requisitions

Left: Direct Deposit Form, Right: Emergency Contact Form

Compensation Form

Form W-4

Click here to view the videos about updating personal information and more!


EDF Renewables at Industry Trade Shows

Cultivating Contacts and Creating Brand Recognition

APPA American Public Power Association
National Conference & Public Power Expo

Caroline Mead, Associate Director, Origination; David Fuller, Director, Origination; and Joni Hamson, Senior Director, Origination attended this event in New Orleans last week.
Shown here, the team is giving a presentation to attendees at our booth on the show floor.

The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. Its vision is to shape the future of public power to drive a new era of community-owned electric service.

ADC Defense Communities National Summit

Valerie Mason, Communications Manager; Ali Anderson, Associate Business Development, Government Energy Solutions; and Gerard Nolan, Sr. Director, Government Energy Solutions attended this event in Washington, DC last week.

At left, the team met with the Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment. ADC represents every major defense community/state in the nation. They focus on community-military issues and installation management to enhance knowledge, information sharing and best practices.

Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition

EDF Renewables Canada, is a Gold Sponsor of this year’s conference. EDF attendees discussed new development and potential for growth in the Alberta area.

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) is recognized as the trusted voice of the Canadian solar energy industry since 1992.

EDF Renewables Canada Holds Bull Trail Open House

Proposed Wind Project in Cypress County, Alberta

On June 14, EDF Renewables Canada held their first community open house for the Bull Trail Wind Project. The Open House is an important part of the Project team’s engagement and consultation process with community members, local First Nations, local government officials and local businesses to ensure that the final project design is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

The proposed Bull Trail Wind Power Project of up to 300 megawatts (MW), is located south of the hamlet of Irvine in Cypress County, Alberta. The Project will consist of 65 to 100 turbines with a capacity of 3 MW to 4.5 MW per turbine.
Read the latest project newsletter here.

EDF United Kingdom: Two Innovative Projects

Offshore Wind and Battery Storage

Shown above: Jean-Bernard Lévy - EDF Group Chairman & CEO, Antoine Cahuzac, Matthieu Hue - EDF Renewables UK CEO, Bruno Bensasson - EDF EN Group Chairman & CEO and Simone Rossi - EDF Energy CEO on the Blyth offshore wind farm.

The Blythe off-shore wind project is the first off-shore project to use float and submerge technology. Its 8.3 MW turbines are amongst the most powerful to be used offshore.

The West Burton B battery storage facility is the largest project in the new frequency control system which will be deployed across the UK to improve stability of the national grid.

Read more about these innovative projects on EDF EN's OXYGEN.


EDF Group at a Glance

Learn more about our parent company in this informative publication

From our 2017 financial results, to our ambitions for 2018 to CAP 2030, it’s all here. Learn more about the Executive Team and the nine areas of focus for the company.

You can download a copy here.

EDF EN's Sustainability Development Department: last days to submit your eco-responsible ideas!

If you have an idea and would like to submit it, the application process is simple:

  1. Click to download the application form in English or French
  2. Submit your application to
  3. The deadline for applications is June 29th, 2018

Proposals will be evaluated according to two main criteria:

  1. The performance gain they bring
  2. Their reproducible nature in all EDF EN Group subsidiaries

EDF EN management will select the best idea from 10 semi-finalists. The best idea will be financed and implemented within the EDF EN Group. The results will be announced in September.

To learn more:

EDF Renewables North America on Instagram

Follow us and submit your photos

EDF Renewables North America has expanded our social media presence to include Instagram. You can find us and follow us at:

Do you have a photo to share? Send them to Christine Karlovik and be sure to include:

  • Location
  • Who is in the photo (if people)
  • What they are doing or what’s happening
  • Anything else that followers will find interesting about the post.

EDF Renewables at the World Cup

Employees travel together to support their favorite teams

Renee Collier, Sr. Mgr., Strategic Proc.& Contract Mgmt; Alice Vorotchaeva, Sr. Mgr., Strategic Proc.& Contract Mgmt; Kenia Varela, Pricing Analyst, O&M BD - Business Development and Scott Marelius, Sr. Network Engineer, share a few of their photos from the trip.

Welcome New Employees June 2018

Name Title Location Start Date
Adeline Renaux Senior Manager, O&M Strategic Projects San Diego 6/18/2018
Ariane Côté Environmental Manager Montreal, Qc 6/4/2018
Bronson Ferster Intern San Diego 6/18/2018
Carol Durham Project Manager, IT PMO San Diego 6/4/2018
Chelsea Turner Strategic Procurement Manager Oakland 6/18/2018
Darryl Koski Maintenance Manager Dorchester 6/25/2018
Evan Waters Wind Technician Spinning Spur I 6/11/2018
Jade Bilodeau Wind Analyst Montreal, Qc 6/11/2018
Jana Fakhouri Associate - Asset Manager Montreal, Qc 6/18/2018
Julien Messina-Meyrou Intern-Recruiting San Diego 6/4/2018
Justin Roethle Software Engineer San Diego 6/4/2018
Kolton Kozlowski Valuation Analyst San Diego 6/25/2018
Marie Aderno Admin Assistant Montreal, Qc 6/25/2018
Minoti Mody Senior Accountant San Diego 6/18/2018
Mitchell Heron Solar Technician Lindsay, Ontario 6/24/2018
Quiana Stodder Intern- EV Charging Analyst San Diego 6/25/2018
Rachel Jung Intern-Asset Optimization San Diego 6/4/2018
Raymond McConnell Fuel Supply Operator Dorchester 6/4/2018
Sarah McCrae Solar Technician Lindsay, Ontario 6/24/2018
Thomas Simpson HR Data Analyst San Diego 6/18/2018
William McNaughten IT Business Analyst, SAP Controlling San Diego 6/4/2018

Congratulations! Promotions and Transfers June 2018

Name Title Location Start Date
Christen Merchel Senior PMO Manager San Diego 6/25/2018
David Guevara Senior Wind Technician Shiloh II 6/25/2018
Dewey Noyes PDS Technician PacWind 6/4/2018
Jacob Imhoff PDS Technician PacWind 6/11/2018
Jon Medel Applications Supervisor San Diego 6/25/2018
Kevin Campbell Development Manager Toronto 5/28/2018
Kyle Lauter Associate Director, Strategic Development Initiatives San Diego 6/25/2018
Mauricio Fuentes Lead Technician Hereford 6/25/2018
Michael Robinson Senior Business Development Manager San Diego 6/11/2018
Sandeep Joshi Director, Enterprise Applications San Diego 6/25/2018

Upcoming Events

Intersolar North America

July 10-12 | San Francisco, CA

TPPA Annual Meeting

July 23-25 | Austin, TX

Mid-C Seminar

July 24-25 | Wenatchee, WA

Michigan Energy Providers Conference

July 25-27 | Grand Traverse, MI

Energy Exchange / Better Building Summit

Aug 20-24 | Cleveland, OH

CanWEA Golf Tournament

Aug 22 | Calgary, AB