Weekly Safety Message

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 Hazardous Materials.

Click here to read more on the ECRM Safety Always Page!

Press Release: JEA and EDF Renewables North America sign Power Purchase Agreements for 310 Megawatts DC of Solar Power

Five projects to be built in Jacksonville making the city one of the largest solar cities in the country

JACKSONVILLE, FL (March 7, 2019): JEA and EDF Renewables North America today announce the signing of five Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for the 310 megawatt (MWdc) / 250 MWac Jacksonville 5 Solar Project (Project) consisting of five 50 MWac distributed generation projects to be constructed across the City of Jacksonville. The Project was awarded in 2018 after a highly competitive procurement process conducted by JEA.

Steve McInall, JEA’s Vice President of Energy and Water Planning commented, “These new projects benefit the community by giving us price security for clean energy through a long-term PPA with EDF Renewables. They also will support JEA’s SolarMax program, which will allow large commercial and industrial users (over 7 million kWh per year) to obtain their electricity from large solar facilities. This will help to retain and attract green businesses to Jacksonville.”

Myles Burnsed, Vice President of Strategic Developments for EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions said, “The Jacksonville 5 Solar Project represents one of the largest and most ambitious distributed generation solar efforts taken on by any utility company in the United States, and we are excited to have been selected as JEA’s partner on this project.”

“Our focus is to provide fully integrated energy solutions incorporating wind, solar, storage, electric vehicle charging and energy storage management at both the grid-scale and distributed level,” commented Jamie Resor, CEO of EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions. “We look forward to working with JEA on a system-wide portfolio of projects to address their renewable energy objectives, and to assist the team to identify appropriate uses for innovative storage solutions to complement the solar production."

According to Aaron Zahn, JEA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville will be one of the top solar cities in the country upon completion of the projects. He added, “Solar energy will constitute approximately 5 percent of JEA’s total energy production. This program represents tremendous environmental value for our community.”

The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of more than 48,500 average Florida homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 448,500 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 95,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.

1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data. 2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.

Innovation Drive Microgrid Project: Phase II Kicking Off This Week

by Patrick Kelly

With the roof replacement complete, the second phase of the San Diego Solar/Storage/EV project will kick off this week.

Safety First: See Something. Say Something.

During construction, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns please contact @John Darst (Site Supervisor) directly at (517) 667-8799 particularly if it is anything regarding safety.

A few notes:

  • Carport installation will be primarily conducted at night between the hours of 6pm and 8am to minimize disruption.  Please ensure your vehicle is not parked in the carport area after 5:30pm (Area is highlighted in yellow in picture below)
  • Roof PV installation will be conducted during the day (this will be much quieter than the roof replacement but you will hear and see them)

Thank you for your patience and support.

It's Finally Here - The 2019 Corporate Overview Presentation Deck


How do you make your presentation even more effective? First, view and download the latest 2019 Corporate Overview Powerpoint Presentation deck on ECRM and use the following tips:

  • Use the PowerPoint Guidelines on ECRM
  • Update your slides with the latest Key Facts and Figures
  • Remember to implement the 10/20/30 rule where possible:  10 slides in 20 minutes using a font no smaller than 30 point
  • Create talking points rather then condensing everything into one slide
  • Uses EDF brand colors for consistency and easy of slide transition
  • Be enthusiastic, confident and show your passion to connect with the audience
  • Remember to smile and make eye contact

And be sure to sign up for IT Training's upcoming course Powerpoint: Mastering the Delivery on April 22nd, from 11-11:50 AM.

The Effects of Blue Light on Your Health

Are you aware of the effects of blue light on your health?  Most of us sit in front of computers most of the day and view our mobile devices throughout the day.  Is there something we can do to protect our eyes and our health from the damages of blue light? Here are some ways to fight the effects of blue light on your health.

Women's Financial Wellness: Creating a Lifetime of Financial Security from Age 22 to 102

Thursday, March 14

At some point in their lives 9 out of 10 women will be solely responsible for their finances. By taking the time to create a financial plan, you can put some of your worries to rest and spend your life living. Financial plans aren’t just about the future; they’re about having a plan so you can enjoy the life you are living NOW.

The presentation will outline the financial challenges specific to women and ways we can work to close those financial gaps.

• Protect against the unexpected by managing risk.
• Save and invest for your future goals.
• Preserve what you’re working so hard to achieve.

You will leave inspired and empowered with tools to take control of your financial affairs and feel good about money! Be confident that you can retire on your own terms that your retirement years will be comfortable and worry free!

All are welcome to attend!

Webex details below for those not able to attend in person.


Event address for attendees:

Event number: 929 056 915

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Daylight Savings Time Reminder

Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts on Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 am

Set your alarm  clocks forward one hour prior to going to bed on Saturday; or you can wait and change your clocks after you wake up on Sunday morning!

Applies to:
United States: All states adopt DST except Arizona and Hawaii. Cities in Mexico that Border the US.  & The rest of Mexico will end DST the last Sunday of October. Also, most of Canada, except Saskatchewan, which observes Central Standard Time year around.

A llegado el tiempo del año en el que adelantamos nuestro reloj una hora. El cambio de horario de Verano es para los Estados Unidos, Canadá y algunos estados de México (BC, BCS, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nayarit y Sinaloa) toma efecto este Domingo 10 de Marzo a las 2:00 a.m.

Changement d’heure !  Le passage à l'heure d'été se déroulera dimanche 10 mars 2019 à 2 heures du matin.  Il faudra ajouter 1 heure, il sera alors 3 heures.

(US, Canada et Mexique (valable pour Baja California, Chihuahua et Tamaulipas))

Experience the WIRE App Soon!

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.

New Career Opportunities This Week

EDF Renewables - NEW Career Opportunities

San Diego, CA, US
Herscher, Il, US
Birds Landing, CA, US
Hereford, TX, US
San Diego, CA, US
San Diego, CA, US
Goodland, IN, US
Chandler, MN, US
Rosamund, CA, US
Dexter, MN, US



Austin Janssen has joined EDF Renewables as a Wind Technician reporting to Cody Severson, Site Manager. He will be responsible for, under specific direction from the Site Manager, maintaining turbines, including but not limited to preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. He will be based out of our Hereford Wind Park located in Herford, TX. His email address is:

Dylan Smoak has joined EDF Renewables as a Fuel Supply Operator reporting to Doug Horne, Operations & Maintenance Manager. He will be responsible for operating fuel and ash handling equipment for receiving, stacking and transporting fuel and ash. He will also operate and maintain large mobile equipment necessary to supply fuel to the plant conveyor system. He will also inspect and perform preventative and minor maintenance on mobile equipment and conveyor systems when not fueling the plant. He will be based out of our Dorchester Biomass Plant located in Harleyville, SC. His email address is:

Qing Fang has joined EDF Renewables as a Vice President, Operations reporting Marty Crotty, EVP, Asset Optimization. He will responsible for the overall leadership of all EDF Renewables. He will be based out of Corporate Headquarters located in San Diego, CA. His email address is:

The SAP ECC Production system will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance on 3/17/2019  from 12:00 AM (Midnight) to 4:00 AM.

In Case You Missed It...

Important Reminders from Past Wires

EDFR Key Facts: Are You Up To Date?

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Equipment Record Tracking and Vendor Warranty Assignment New Processes and Training

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Upcoming Events

NRECA Accual Meeting

Mar 7-13 | Orlando, FL

ECRM Event Workspace


Mar 11-15 | Houston, TX

ECRM Event Workspace

SED Innovation Summit

Mar 11-13 | Houston, TX

ECRM Event Workspace

Mexico Windpower

Mar 20-21 | Mexico City, MX

ECRM Event Workspace

For a full calendar view of upcoming events, please click here