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Weekly Safety Message

End of Daylight Savings Time

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 End of Daylight Savings Time. 

Click here to read the safety message on the ECRM Safety Always Page!

USA Midterm Elections November 6

Your Vote Matters!

The freedom to vote is one of America’s most important and hard-won right. In the early years, only white landowners could vote. It took nearly two centuries to slowly expand the right to vote to all races, genders, colors, and previous conditions of servitude (15th Amendment & 19th Amendment).

All eligible voters: you have another chance to make your voices heard this Tuesday by exercising your right, and privilege, to vote.

Employees who are unable to vote during non-work hours may arrange in advance to take up to two (2) hours off from work with pay to vote in a public election. To qualify, you must obtain advance approval from your supervisor/manager.

Introducing Talent Development: Success Pathways

Success Pathways is our one-of-a-kind, integrated talent development program designed to attract, develop, motivate and retain productive, engaged employees. The goal of Success Pathways is to help create a high-performance, sustainable organization that meets its strategic and operational goals and objectives. Through our Success Pathway Spheres of Practice, we will endeavor to build the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our talent. Thereby, helping them develop and achieve their potential.

The vision, and intent, is to streamline processes and equip managers with relevant and cutting-edge tools and resources to increase their management effectiveness. The goal is to develop our people at all levels faster through experience-driven talent management by delivering these outcomes:

  • Optimize the use of existing resources through a practical, customized solution
  • Align talent development with organizational strategy — so the right people with the right skills in the right positions drive the business forward

To accomplish the above, we have Five Solid Success Pathway Practice Spheres on ECRM>Human Resources>Success Pathways launching today, November 1, 2018:

  • Career Pathing
  • Learning & Development Resources
  • Team Building
  • Coaching & Feedback
  • Customized Learning

So, what are you waiting for? START ON THE ROAD OF DISCOVERY and Choose your Success Pathway Today!!

EDF Renewables Managers Training

Harassment and Discrimination

If you are part of the management team for EDF Renewables, you have been or will be assigned to take the Harassment and Discrimination Online training. This training needs to be completed every year in some states and every two years in others.

Human Resources has teamed up with Everfi (formally Lawroom) and the Training Department to register our managers for the required training. In the next few days, you will receive a notification for mandatory training  (unless you have recently taken the training and are up to date). The training is self-paced and if you need to stop before you finish, when you return it will open where you left off. You will have 30 days to complete this training before the system flags it as past due. Even if it is in a past due state, you can still log in and complete the training. It is our goal to have everyone up to date before the end of 2018.

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Your invite will come from EDF Renewables Energy < donotreply@lawroom.com>. At this time, we can't change the “sender” because of the way our account is set up. We will continue to work on this.

For existing users: You can follow this LINK to go directly to the login screen for Everfi if you have logged in before. You can check for any training currently assigned to you.

For new users: from your email invite, click on the Begin Training link.  This will take you into the program. It will default to your user ID and prompt you to create a password.

EDF Renewables does not control your password, so if you forget or need assistance with your password, click the Problems Logging in? link and Lawroom will send you an email to reset it.

Once inside the program, your open courses will show up. Just click to begin.

If you have any questions, reach out to Cindy Stoik, Human Resource Manager or Shawn Fisher, Training Coordinator.

2018 Performance Review Cycle - Action Required

The annual Performance Review cycle is officially launched. It is the objective of the Company Leadership and HR that all employees receive a written performance review to formally dialogue about their 2018 performance.

Many of you have completed this process in past years, but for those of you hired in 2018 this may be your first formal review process with EDF Renewables. To begin the process, you are asked to complete a Self-Review.

Click to review complete instructions and the timeline

You can access the Performance Review document through the link below or on ECRM.

You may begin your Self-Review at any time but please complete it and submit it to your manager by November 13th. Once you have completed your portion, send it to your immediate supervisor/manager. This process must be completed by all employees hired before December 1, 2018.  Employees hired after December 1st will receive a 90-day review from their manager.

While you are working on your Self-Review, your manager will also be thinking through your performance and thereafter, a meeting with your manager will be scheduled. All performance reviews are to be completed and turned into Human Resources no later than February 4, 2019.

Performance Ratings

Performance ratings use a 6-point scale.  You will see the 6-point scale when you complete your self-review form.

You will find the forms on the Human Resources ECRM page under the “Performance” tab.

Hyperlinks are included below for your convenience:

HR256 Performance Review Forms

If you have any questions, you may contact your manager or your HR Business Partner:

Cycle d’évaluation de la performance 2018 – Action requise

Cet avis lance officiellement le cycle d’évaluation de la performance annuel, où l'objectif de la Direction et des Ressources Humaines soit que tous les employés reçoivent une évaluation écrite de la performance afin de discuter de leur rendement pour l’année 2018.

Plusieurs d'entre vous ont complétés ce processus au cours des dernières années, mais pour les employés ayant été embauchés en 2018, il pourrait s’agir de votre premier processus de révision formel avec EDF Renouvelables Canada Inc. Pour débuter officiellement le processus, il vous est demandé de réaliser une auto-évaluation.

Cliquez pour consulter les instructions complètes et la chronologie

Vous pouvez accéder au document d'évaluation de la performance via le lien ci-dessous ou sur ECRM.

Vous pouvez débuter votre auto-évaluation à tout moment, mais veuillez le compléter et le soumettre à votre superviseur/gestionnaire au plus tard le 13 novembre. Une fois que vous avez terminé votre partie, vous devez l'envoyer à votre superviseur/gestionnaire immédiat. Ce processus devrait être complété par tous les employés embauchés avant le 1er décembre 2018.  Les employés embauchés après le 1er décembre 2018, devraient recevoir un entretien après 90 jours, avec leur superviseur/gestionnaire.

Pendant que vous y travaillez, votre superviseur/gestionnaire réfléchira également à votre performance et par la suite, une réunion avec celui-ci sera cédulée. Tous les entretiens annuels doivent être complétés et remis aux Ressources Humaines au plus tard le 4 février 2019.

Cotes d’évaluation

Les évaluations de performance utilisent une échelle de 6 points. Vous verrez l’échelle en 6 points lorsque vous remplissez votre formulaire d’auto-évaluation.

Vous trouverez les formulaires dans ECRM sous la page RH sous l’onglet “Performance”.

Les hyperliens sont inclus ci-dessous pour votre convenance :

HR256 Formulaire d’évaluation du rendement

Si vous avez des questions, vous pouvez contacter votre superviseur/gestionnaire ou le Responsable des Ressources humaines.

  • Lisa Carp, vice-présidente des ressources humaines (équipe de direction) 858-521-3320 Lisa.Carp@edf-re.com
  • Karen Wood, responsable des ressources humaines (entreprise, Grands Projets, et Solutions Décentralisées) 858-521-2923 Karen.Wood@edf-re.com
  • Cindy Stoik, directrice des ressources humaines Optimisation D’actifs (O & M et Production) 858-521-3518 Cindy.Stoik@edf-re.com
  • Laurence Lauzon, responsable des ressources humaines (Canada) 514-397-9997 # 3910 Laurence.Laurzon@edf-re.com

Click to expand and see who's new at EDF Renewables.
NAME TITLE LOCATION START DATE
Evan Bierman Director, Renewables and Storage Integration San Diego 10/1/2018
Gabriel Messercola Associate Asset Manager San Diego 10/1/2018
Johnny Garcia Site Manager Roosevelt 10/1/2018
Shawn McClamy Wind Technician Slate Creek 10/1/2018
Stephanie Waite Senior Power Marketer Houston 10/1/2018
John Darst Superintendent WFH 10/8/2018
Chris Gagnon Advanced Wind Technician K2, Ontario 10/9/2018
Stewart Oatway Solar Technician SouthGate, Ontario 10/9/2018
Anthony Sanford Senior Wind Technicien Roosevelt 10/15/2018
Chris Hall Lead Fleet Engineer San Diego 10/15/2018
David Cudaback Advanced Wind Technician Roosevelt 10/15/2018
David Kyle Wind Energy Analyst San Diego 10/15/2018
Emilio Padilla Advanced Wind Technician Roosevelt 10/15/2018
Jake Reagan Wind Technician PacWind 10/15/2018
Mark Anaya Advanced Wind Technician Roosevelt 10/15/2018
Robert Burke Site Manager Copenhagen 10/15/2018
David Atkins Wind Technician K2, Ontario 10/15/2018
David Waugh Advanced Wind Technician K2, Ontario 10/15/2018
Justin Matys Solar Technician Arnprior, Ontario 10/22/2018
Mark Gallagher Development Manager Montreal, Quebec 10/22/2018
Angel Velasco Garza Engineer - Solar San Diego 10/22/2018
Angela Lambarri Market Development Analyst San Diego 10/22/2018
Chris Hart Sr Dir - Offshore Wind Development Houston 10/22/2018
Staniel Bagby Senior Wind Technician Roosevelt 10/22/2018
Stephen Brown Fuel Supply Operator Allendale 10/22/2018
Andrew Camargo Compliance Specialist, NERC San Diego 10/29/2018
Cameron Nielson Engineer - Solar San Diego 10/29/2018
Erit Duarte Project Engineering & Construction Manager WFH- El Paso, TX 10/29/2018
Praveen Anshu Senior Manager, SAP San Diego 10/29/2018
Robert Baca Senior Wind Technician Roosevelt 10/29/2018
Wyatt Legler Senior Wind Technician Slate Creek 10/29/2018
Zachariah Washburn Site Manager Slate Creek 10/29/2018
Nicole Lantau Superintendent Minneapolis, MN 10/29/2018
Cody Schlee Assistant Superintendent Edinburg, TX 10/29/2018

Click to expand and see who's been promoted or transferred.
NAME TITLE LOCATION START DATE
Kenneth Campbell Advanced Solar Technician SouthGate, Ontario 10/1/2018
Danny Strickland Advanced Wind Technician Pilot HIll 10/1/2018
Nasrene Phaneuf Associate Program Manager San Diego 10/1/2018
Barry Downs Auxiliary Operator Dorchester 10/15/2018
Patrick Kelly Director, Microgrid Development San Diego 10/15/2018
Daniel Lynch Site Manager Spur II 10/22/2018
Jonathan Alexander Director, Cybersecurity San Diego 10/29/2018
Steven Sconce Director, NERC Compliance Services Group San Diego 10/29/2018
Janani Chakrapani SAP Technical Architect WFH-Fremont, CA 10/29/2018

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.

Values in Action: Integrity Lunch Insights are back starting November 1st

by Stephanie Sierra-Miller, Executive Assistant to Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO

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Lunch Insights are back!

To attend a collaborative conversation about Integrity or get suggestions on how to use the materials with your teams register here to receive an invite to join in person or via WebEx.

If you're interested in being the Values Champion for your team, please contact Stephanie at (858) 521-3311 or stephanie.miller@edf-re.com.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 am

Reminder:
Set your alarm clocks back 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 U.S. & 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.

Ha llegado el tiempo del año en el que retrasamos nuestros relojes una hora. El cambio de horario de Otoño para los Estados Unidos, Canadá y algunos estados de México (BC, BCS, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nayarit y Sinaloa) toma efecto este Domingo 4 de noviembre a las 2:00 a.m.

L’automne est arrivé….l’été est terminé ! C’est le moment de changer l’heure et de reculer vos montres d’une heure. L’heure d’hiver commencera Dimanche 4 novembre à 2 heures du matin (US, Canada et Mexique (Baja California, la plupart de Chihuahua et Tamaulipas))

Copenhagen Wind Project Holds Blood Drive #3

by Lorilynn Kallen, Temporary, Pro-E, Site Administrator

Community outreach is strong on the Copenhagen Wind Energy Project site. The workers love giving back to the community, and like to say that they have given their blood, sweat, and tears to this project.

Blood Drive #3 was a MARVELOUS SUCCESS! Even though the workforce size is reducing, the workers willingness to donate has increased. The project donated 36 units for this drive, exceeding the goal by 16 units.

Over the course of three drives the Copenhagen Wind Energy Project has donated 101 units in total to the American Red Cross. Potentially saving 303 lives.

Canadian Wind Energy Annual Exhibition and Conference

EDF Renewables is a Platinum Sponsor of the Conference

EDF Renewables Canada was a Platinum Sponsor of CanWEA's 34th Annual Conference and Exhibition which attracted 1,200 registrants and hosted 130 international exhibitors, covering 23,200 square feet of exhibition space at the BMO Center in Calgary, Alberta from October 23-25, 2018.

The Conference and Exhibition energized and excited exhibitors and attendees about the opportunities that are emerging as governments, utilities and consumers across Canada recognize that wind energy is one of the country’s most cost-competitive, clean and flexible options for new energy.

Cory Basil, Vice President, Development, EDF Renewables Canada AND Chair of the Board of the Canadian Wind Energy Association gave opening remarks at the Opening Plenary Session on Oct. 23, and on Oct. 25, led the Keynote Luncheon panel discussing The Solid Fundamentals with directors of two of Canada’s major institutional investors.

EDF Renewables hosted a customer dinner at the Saltlik Steakhouse on Oct. 24.

Video: EDF Renewables Canada Connecting with Communities

produced by Hilde Baumann, Creative Project Manager and Fabiola Oribe, Lead Advisor - Community Engagement

Watch this inspiring 5-minute EDF Renewables video that debuted at CanWEA last week. It will take you on a renewable energy journey from the fresh Atlantic air of the Maritimes to the the rolling hills and plateaus of Western Canada.

Wellness Fair Coming to San Diego Campus

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 7

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On Wednesday, November 7, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, EDF Renewables will hold a Wellness Fair in San Diego.

This event provides an opportunity for employees to receive information, meet a health specialist, take advantage of free screenings and learn more about healthy living.

Program:

Biometric Screening: 10:00am - 5:00pm in Shiloh II & III: Blood Pressure, Height/Weight, BMI - Body Mass Index, Total Cholesterol, Glucose HDL.

See Mary Gomez at the HR front desk to sign-up.
First come, first served!

 

Additionally there will be:

  • Health Benefit Information
  • Healthy Samples
  • Interactive Wellness Vendors
  • Give-Aways
  • Raffle Prizes

 Come and Join Us!

Hone Your Cyber Jiu-Jitsu Skills

By Kevin Brown, Information Security Analyst

Being able to properly defend yourself against the attacks that will come your way as you maneuver cyberspace is of critical importance for all. Like most skills, there is no way to improve it unless you put time into it. Good processes practiced diligently will ultimately produce the desired outcomes. This is especially true in cybersecurity.

In our current digital age, we can no longer sit back and expect virtual walls, locks, and doors to isolate us from the harmful aspects of our ultra-connected world. Businesses need employees that are trained and equipped to be active participants in the defense of their computing world. This adds to the overall cyber resilience of the organization, making it less susceptible to attacks and limiting the consequences if those attacks are successful.

Click to expand and read about Q4 Training

Beginning 5 Nov 2018, all EDF Renewables North America employees will receive an automated email from Inspired eLearning detailing cybersecurity training enrollment for the 4th Quarter of 2018. The courses and time commitment are:

  • S-114: Information Security for Executives (14 minutes) - Executives
  • S-111: Privileged User Security (20 minutes) – IT/OT Employees
  • S-161-PM: Password Security (15 minutes) – All Employees

The lessons can be bookmarked to allow the training to be done in brief snippets over several days or weeks if you prefer. The training is mandatory and must be completed by all individuals accessing the EDF Renewables computing environment.

 

Click to read how Krista Coyne, Regional Services Coordinator, Central, used her cybersecurity training...

Physical access to our critical networking components should be limited to only those individuals that have been authorized, approved, and that have a business need. Krista Coyne, an EDF Renewables Employee took the kind of actions expected of all in a recent situation that could have lead to a compromise of the company’s computing environment.

On several occasions unfamiliar personnel arrived unannounced at an EDF Renewables-owned site desiring to gain access to network components. Rather than simply allowing the individuals in, Krista took steps to ensure that these individuals were who they claimed to be. By applying processes she learned in cybersecurity training and awareness messages, Krista proved herself to be a valuable asset in helping to keep our computing environment safe and secure. Thank you Krista!

We all think it will never happen to us, but that is the mindset cybercriminals want you to have. They have used this tactic many times to bypass security mechanisms and launch attacks on networks from the inside.

Project Tracker - Training Video Available

By Ed Jones, Director, Enterprise Architecture 

If you missed last week's training, or want to review it, the video from our session on the Project Tracker Web Application can be found here:

Click to replay the training video.

Additionally, you can download the slide deck HERE.

If you experience any issues or have feedback on how we can improve, contact Ed Jones.

Halloween Celebrations in Minneapolis and San Diego

The team in Minneapolis got into the spirit. From left: Girl Scout Jinnie Hall, Rugby Player – Rachel Clement, Librarian – Amanda Webb Putz, Queen Bee – Kate O’Hair, Mystery Guest - Ian Krygowski, Liz Lemon – Nicole Nordquist, Pet Cemetery – Leanne Russell Fate, Día de Muertos Cowboy – Chris Sternhagen, Sharp Dressed Man – Alex Borden, Pumpkin Patch – Emily Dalager

At the San Diego campus, teams went all out to compete for prizes for best costumes and office decorations.

Click to expand and see who won...

To see all photos on ECRM, click HERE.

Best Overall Theme Representation:

Asset Optimization . . . as Back to the Future

Best Area Decoration:

1st Place – Information Technology . . . Marvel and DC Saves the World

2nd Place – Asset Optimization . . . Back to the Future

3rd Place – Business Systems . . . EDF Asylum / Batman Villains

Best Group Costume:

1st Place – PRE, RAG & IT . . . When Worlds Collide

2nd Place – Tristan & Gang . . . The Sustainables & Unsustainables

3rd Place – O&M Business Development . . . The Guardians of the Generators (RE Superheroes)

Best Individual Costume:

1st Place – Cliff Graham . . . The Joker
2nd Place – Valerie Barros . . . Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy
3rd Place – Benjamin Kandel . . . Captain Canuck

 

EDF International News

SPECIAL ISSUE: INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR

The first ever “International Engineering Seminar” was held in Paris, October 17, 2018. This key event brought together 140 business developers representing the CIH, CIST, Ingeum, EDF International Networks and the International Division.

Click HERE to see photos and read more about this exciting event.

Upcoming Events

Energy Storage North America

Nov 6-8 | Pasadena, CA

Solar PV Operations USA

Nov 7-8 | San Diego, CA

SouthEast Renewable Energy Summit

Nov 7-9 | Atlanta, GA

Renewable Energy Grid Forum

Nov 8 | San Francisco, CA

APPA Public Power Forward Summit

Nov 12-13 | Austin, TX

AWEA Fall Symposium

Nov 13-15 | Colorado Springs, CO

Community Choice Energy Summit

Nov 28-30 | San Francisco, CA

GTM Energy Storage Summit

Dec 11-12 | San Francisco, CA