Q1 2018 State of the Company

Presented by President & CEO Tristan Grimbert

On April 20, President & CEO Tristan Grimbert presented the quarterly State of the Company address.

Below are the some of the key topics covered in the address:

  • An overview of the corporate structure and the three market facing business lines in North America.
  • A look at the scoreboard for EDF Renewables 2018 goals.
  • An update on EDF Renewables offshore wind efforts.
  • EV Charging Infrastructure Program and the Innovation Campus Microgrid Project
  • The new unified Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for the Asset Optimization group
  • Survey results from the Values in Action program

If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the 57-minute playback on WebEx here. The slides are available as a .pdf document on ECRM.

Antoine Cahuzac & Bruno Bensasson

Adieu and Bonjour Messages from EDF EN Departing and New CEOs


Antoine Cahuzac

My dear colleagues,

As I just handed over this wonderful company to Bruno Bensasson, I wanted to again express my warmest thanks.

Beyond my admiration for your engagement, your expertise and the passion you bring to your daily work. I must say that I have had tremendous pleasure in working with each and every one of you. These past six years spent working with you has been the most exciting period of my career.

I hence once again want to say how grateful and proud I am for what we have achieved together at EDF Energies Nouvelles since I joined the company, and thank you for the trust you have shown me. We have grown this company. We have succeeded in giving it a first-rate ranking in the global marketplace for renewables as well as within the EDF Group, and I know for sure that this exciting adventure is going to continue.

I’m now going to devote my energies to personal projects and at the same time, I’ll be acting as an adviser to Jean-Bernard Lévy and Bruno Bensasson until the end of the year.

I have every confidence in the future of EDF EN because I am sure of your collective capability, under the leadership of Bruno, to take up even the biggest challenges of tomorrow.

All the best for the future and for all of you,

Antoine Cahuzac

Bruno Bensasson

Dear colleagues,

On 2 May, I officially assumed my duties as Chairman and CEO of EDF Energies Nouvelles. I am delighted to join and be at the head of such a fantastic company and such enthusiastic people.

The company is where it is today thanks to you, the women and men who bring such passion to their work here, as well as the drive instilled by Antoine Cahuzac who successfully ran the company over the last six years.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional growth of EDF EN since 2012. The company has increased gross installed capacity from 4 GW to 12 GW, and now operates in 22 countries, up from nine, with a workforce that has risen from 2,300 to 3,500 people. These figures speak for themselves! The progress made is nothing short of remarkable.

Well done and thank you again to Antoine for these achievements, which have helped to grow the company and position it as leader in its industry. It is a great honour for me to follow on from him today. I will of course endeavour to continue and further boost this momentum, which fits in perfectly with EDF’s CAP 2030 ambition, and – to use Antoine’s words – to rise to the major challenges of tomorrow together.

For now, I would like to spend as much time as possible with you to better understand the issues you face, your ideas and your dreams for the future. I will have the opportunity to meet you on site in France and overseas very shortly.

Kind regards,

Bruno Bensasson

AWEA WindPower

Welcome Video

Watch this fast paced video made for social media, inviting our customers and suppliers to visit us in the Windy City.

2018 SEPA Utility Conference

The SEPA Utility Solar Conference was held April 23-25 in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Valerie Barros & Joni Hamson presented during the Solution Provider Plenary Session on storage solutions, including:

  • Pairing storage with solar to provide a more valuable generation profile
  • Adding value for ISOs with storage as a capacity resource
  • Providing regulation to ISOs with storage

Social Media Policy

Employee Guidelines for Posting

Social media can be a fun and rewarding way to share your life and opinions with family, friends and co-workers around the world. However, use of social media also presents certain risks and carries with it certain responsibilities. To assist you in making responsible decisions about your use of social media, EDF Renewables has established guidelines for appropriate use of social media.

Read the new policy on Social Media here on ECRM.

EV Event in San Diego HQ was a Big Success!

On April 18th, more than 150 EDF Renewables employees came to support the EV Charging team and learn more about electric vehicles. The event was held at the San Diego Headquarters in the parking lot next to the EV charging stations.
GM and Chrysler dealers were present with six vehicles for employees to test drive. In addition, 20 employees signed up to take either an all-electric GM Bolt or a hybrid Chrysler Pacifica vehicle home for a 24-hour test drive.

The acai bowls and smoothies were a hit, as well as the mini solar car giveaways.

If you still have questions or if you're ready to purchase an EV, contact EV Charging Project Manager, Niki de Leon at

2018 EDF Pulse Internal Awards

It's time to vote!

There are 24 finalist projects in the 2018 edition of the EDF Pulse Internal Awards.
The employee voting campaign is officially launched! You have until June 29 to vote for your favorite project. This year, 4 categories are in the spotlight:

  • Innovation for low-carbon power production
  • Innovation for group transformation
  • Innovation for customers and communities
  • Innovation for health and safety

Two winners will be awarded by category and One Employee Award!
Among the finalists 3 projects are entered or co-sponsored by EDF EN: GeneSys, Hybrid Power, and TITANS on the Sea!
Here’s how to vote:

  • Consult the project files on ECRM
  • Click on "vote for your favorite projects" (voting page)
  • Choose your favorite project among the 24 finalists
  • Validate

EDF EN Convergence #12

2017 Annual Results & New Ambitions

In this month’s issue of Convergence*, read about:

  • Antoine Cahuzac and Bruno Fyot review the good results of the year except health and safety, an area where “it is absolutely critical that we improve our accident performance across all business lines, starting right now.”
  • Solar power plan: interview with Nicolas Couderc on this major project for which “our role in making EDF France’s preeminent solar player will be decisive.”
  • Photowatt: zoom on the new development project.
  • Annual results: analysis and perspectives by Denis Rouhier.
  • Industry department: find all about the changes in the Industry department with the interview of Jean-Philippe Salomé.
  • International: all EDF EN’s recent successes at a glance.
  • Finally, a broad overview of EDF Group news.

*Login with your EDF Renewables username & password

News from EDF International Division

The April editions of EDF’s International Division newsletters are available on ECRM.
Highlights include:

  • ORIGINATION ? ACTION ! 24 business developers from 15 different countries studied strategies for detecting new business opportunities.
  • Updates from India, Cameroon, Brazil, Chile and Russia
  • EDF Group’s training services

This edition is available in both English and French.

Welcome New Employees May 2018

Name Title Location Start Date
 Andrew Goldstone  Director West, Distributed Solutions  Santa Barbara  4/2/2018
 Dan Stendahl  O&M Senior Business Development Manager  Denver  4/23/2018
 Darin Rohatinsky  Control Center Operator II  San Diego  4/23/2018
 Debi Ryan  Associate Director West, Distributed Solutions  Alameda  4/16/2018
 Evan Hauth  Wind Technician  Shiloh II  4/23/2018
 Jessica Duncan  Client Support Technician  San Diego  4/23/2018
 Michael Erwin  Systems Engineer  San Diego  4/9/2018
 Nadia Akkawi  Senior Structuring and Transactions Analyst  San Diego  4/23/2018
 Olivia Delbarre  Development Administrator  Montreal, QC  4/23/2018
 Shalee Hawkins  Program Manager, IT PMO  San Diego  4/9/2018


Congratulations! Promotions and Transfers May 2018

Name Title Location Start Date
Art Del Rio Sr. Director, Wind Technology Strategy San Diego 4/2/2018
Brandon Bickers Senior Wind Technician Camp Grove 4/16/2018
Brian Frisk Lead Technician Fenton 4/30/2018
Dana Moore Associate Program Manager San Diego 4/16/2018
Danielle Simms Events Coordinator San Diego 4/16/2018
Doug Horne Operations and Maintenance Manager Dorchester 4/16/2018
Ethan Minich Lead Technician Camp 4/16/2018
Hector Martinez Lead Technician Spinning 4/16/2018
Jeremiah Salinas Senior Wind Technician Hereford 4/9/2018
Jessica Westover Business Coordinator Ontario 4/2/2018
John West Projects Engineering and Construction Manager Portland 4/30/2018
Kathy Lin Vice President, Solar and Storage Technology Oakland 4/2/2018
Kirk Garlick Site Manager Solano 4/2/2018
Marlon Mendez PDS Technician Goodland 4/30/2018
Michael Sotack PDS Technician Camp Grove 4/16/2018
Raphael Declercq Executive Vice President, Distributed Solutions & Strategy San Diego 4/16/2018

Upcoming Events

AWEA Windpower

May 7-10 | Chicago, IL

California Energy Summit

May 15-17 | Redondo Beach, CA

EEI Annual Convention

June 4-7 | San Diego, CA

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference

June 4-7 | San Diego, CA

CanWEA Golf Tournament

June 12 | Bolton, ON

EPRI IWC Meeting

June 13-14 | Columbus, OH

APPA American Public Power Association
June 15-20 | New Orleans, LA

SED Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum

June 18-20 | San Diego, CA

Defense Communities National Summit

June 18-20 | Washington, DC

EV Roadmap
June 19-20 | Portland, OR

Renewable Energy Finance Forum

June 19-20 | New York City, NY

CanSIA Solar Canada

June 19-21 | Calgary, AB