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With EDF Renewables EV Charging Solution

The EDF Group has been leading the deployment of Electric Vehicle infrastructure globally for over two decades and currently operates a network of over 50,000 charging points. In the United States, EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions is leveraging the Group experience to offer EV charging facilities that complement our solar, storage, and energy storage management product offerings. By combining EV infrastructure with solar and storage, we are able to offer the lowest cost of charging – for both capital and operating expenses. We accomplish this by leveraging the efficiencies of accomplishing these projects together with a lean mindset.

Watch this short animated video to learn more.

Congratulations to Vilma Trujillo: Appointed to the Consultative Committee of the Electric Grid Code

Contributed by Ma. Elena Valdes, Gerente Senior de Compras Corporativas, Comunicaciones y Marketing, EDF EN Mexico

Vilma Trujillo, Associate Director of Energy of EDF Renewables, representing the Mexican Association of Wind Energy, (AMDE) will serve as one of the members representing the generators within the Consultative Committee of the Electric Grid Code.

In accordance with the law, the designation of the committee positions was made after an analysis of the required documentation including candidates technical experience, professional track record, involvement with the activities regulated by the Electric Grid Code; technical knowledge of the matters regulated by the Electric Grid Code and contributions to the electricity sector.

The selected Members will be part of the Reliability Advisory Committee for a period of three years that can be extended once, and they must designate their corresponding substitutes. The Chairman of the committee may propose the relevant participation mechanisms to ensure the representation of the sectors where the necessary number of representatives was not reached. The Chairman also designates the Technical Secretary of the committtee.

Read the appointment letter here (in Spanish).


La CRE nombra a Vilma Trujillo para integrar el Comité Consultivo del Código de Red

Vilma Trujillo, Directora Asociada de Energia de EDF Renewables, en representación de la Asociación Mexicana de Energía Eólica, (AMDE) fungirá como uno de los vocales que representan a los generadores dentro del Comité Consultivo del Código de Red.

La designación de los cargos se realizó luego de la convocatoria -acorde con los estatutos jurídicos-, el análisis de la documentación requerida y el análisis sobre su experiencia técnica, trayectoria profesional; vinculación con las actividades reguladas por el Código Red; conocimiento técnico de las materias reguladas por el Código Red y aportaciones al sector eléctrico.

Los Vocales seleccionados integrarán en el Comité Consultivo de Confiabilidad por un periodo de tres años prorrogables por una sola ocasión, y deberán designar a sus correspondientes suplentes. El Presidente del comité podrá proponer los mecanismos pertinentes de participación para asegurar la representación de los sectores donde no se alcanzó el número necesario de representantes. El Presidente también deberá designar al Secretario Técnico.

Lea la carta aquí.

AWEA Wind Industry Annual Report - 2017

Industry trends, market rankings, and sector activity

The AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2017 is now available. This comprehensive 160+ page report contains more than 100 charts and graphics covering the latest and most relevant industry trends, market rankings, and sector activity.

Maintaining a commitment to providing the industry with the most valuable industry information, this year’s report contains a suite of new content:

  • A map of wind project installations in 2017
  • A review of partial repowering activity
  • Expanded State Wind Power Rankings
  • 2017 Wind generation shares in each RTO/ISO
  • A map of completed and under development transmission lines

Read your copy here.

Cybersecurity Awareness Training – Q2 2018

Contributed by Kevin Brown, Information Security Analyst

Studies have proven that the most effective training programs are systematic, progressive, tailored to the respective audience, and use varying techniques. Cybersecurity awareness training is no different. We use several implementation methods here at EDF Renewables, they include, emailed awareness messages, newsletters, posters, and self-paced training courses. All play a critical role in ensuring this important message reaches those that need it.

All EDF Renewables employees will be receiving automated emails from our learning management provider Inspired eLearning detailing cybersecurity training enrollment for the 2nd Quarter of 2018. This will be the second in a series of four self-paced training iterations for this calendar year. The point of these voluntary courses is to help employees identify and recognize the threats inherent to cyberspace and to provide solutions to help them develop cybersecurity knowledge and improve any computing behaviors that may leave them vulnerable to compromise.

The time commitment ranges from 10 to 30 minutes, however the lessons can be bookmarked to allow the training to be done in brief snippets over several days or weeks if necessary.

IT Tip of the Week – Conference Room Scheduling Hack for Recurring Meetings

Contributed by Angela Butler, IT Change Manager

Are you tired of having ALL your meetings denied because ONE meeting date in the series isn’t free? Tired of having to try new dates and times over and over?

IT has created a solution for just that problem! Now you can book a recurring meeting in an Innovation conference room in the Outlook address book and experience the following:

  1. If a meeting room is not available you will still receive a rejection email notifying you that it is not available.
  2. If you are booking a recurring meeting there is a threshold and percentage of how many unavailable dates are allowed BEFORE the whole series of meeting dates is rejected.
    1. Recurring meetings will allow for up to 40% of the meetings to conflict with other meetings already on the calendar, rather than rejecting all meetings in the series.
    2. Recurring meetings where there are six (6) or more meetings in a series that conflict with other meetings already on the calendar (no matter how many you are booking at one time) will result in the whole series being rejected.
    3. Either rule or both rules can apply at one time.

Examples:

  1. You are booking a meeting for ten (10) dates. The room is not available for half of those dates (5). The whole series is rejected because it is over 40% even though the threshold was still under six.
    RESULT: You get an email that says the series was rejected.
  2. You are booking a meeting for 100 dates within the year. Five (5) of those meeting dates are not available. This is only 5%, and under the threshold of six (6), so your meeting series is accepted.
    RESULT: But what about the dates that were rejected? You get an email for those dates showing that they were NOT accepted. You can find a new room or time for those dates and book them. AND, you will receive an email that also says which dates were ACCEPTED, as well.
  3. You are booking a meeting with ten (10) dates. The room is not available for six (6) of those dates. The whole series is rejected because it is over the threshold of six (6).
    RESULT: You get an email that says the series was rejected.

No matter what, you will get an email stating which meeting dates for that room were accepted, and which dates were rejected.
If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk. We are working to improve your experience every day!

Digital Carbon Footprint

Did you know that sending an email can increase your carbon footprint?

Your carbon footprint is greater than just the fossil fuels burned in traveling and construction—it encompasses your digital activities too. As if spam emails weren’t bad enough, Fuel Fighter points out how an action as seemingly innocuous as a Google search could add to your carbon footprint. Data centers, which are the engines of the Internet, require massive amounts of energy to run and, according to Gartner, are said to account for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel Fighter created an infographic to break down the carbon footprint of the digital age, from emails to streaming Netflix, as well as interesting stats on the energy it takes to power the Internet and what some companies are doing to offset their global footprint.

Deleting email and copying fewer colleagues can help reduce technology's environmental impact.

Source: inhabitat

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