Distributed Solutions

Storage

EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions leverages 300 MW of global energy storage experience to help energy and facility managers to manage, forecast, and reduce operational energy costs. Distributed Solutions specializes in providing the design, financing, installation, and operation of holistic energy storage and solar solutions in order to help business:

  • Lower operational energy costs
  • Control and forecast long-term energy budgets
  • Increase energy reliability
  • Support sustainability and renewable energy goals

Acting as a single point of contact for the entire project lifecycle, EDF Renewables Distributed Solution is technology-agnostic. Our access to internal financing for storage projects provides the flexibility to tailor not only technical solutions but also contracting terms to each facility and customer’s unique requirements.

 

Solar and Storage Applications

Peak Shaving After analyzing a load profile, the PEGASE EMS™ optimizes the operation of the solar and energy storage solution to reduce peaks in demand and shift load to off-peak periods.

Grid Services: Energy storage systems that participate in emergency demand response and other market programs are paid for providing additional stability to the grid, such as the EDF Renewables contract with Pacific Gas and Electric for Behind-the-Meter Storage services.

Secure and Clean Energy: Energy storage systems provide seamless backup for critical assets during periods of grid instability or blackout. The PEGASE EMS™ senses instability and initiates a backup sequence prior to a blackout. When paired with solar, energy storage systems provide secure and clean energy.

Solar Firming: Equipped with a Sky Eye and meteorological station, the PEGASE EMS™ receives weather information and satellite images, which it uses to forecast and control the system to reduce PV generation volatility.

Frequency Regulation: With the ability to respond to signals in less than one second, the energy storage system provides market leading frequency regulation, as demonstrated by the performance of the 20 MW McHenry Storage Project.

Transmission and Distribution Deferral: Implementing excess capacity in high load zones avoids capital intensive transmission and distribution upgrades for the utility.

Contracting Flexibility

EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions offers third-party financing to eliminate upfront costs and reduce performance risk for energy managers. Distributed Solutions leverages internally-sourced financing, resulting in multiple contracting models as well as additional flexibility in contracting. Distributed Solutions offers the following Contracting Mechanisms:

PURCHASING

  • Savings begin on day one
  • Capture 100% of savings and future revenues

LEASE

  • Fixed price provides long-term predictable costs
  • No upfront customer investment
  • Savings begin on day one
  • No operations and maintenance responsibilities
  • Flexibility to incorporate new revenues from additional battery services in the future

SHARED SAVINGS

  • Payments are 100% tied to performance, aligning the incentives of both parties
  • As demand charges increase over time, both savings and payments will increase
  • No upfront customer investment
  • Savings begin on day one
  • No operations and maintenance responsibilities
  • Flexibility to incorporate new revenues from additional battery services in the future
Facility Demand Charge Management

Distributed Solutions deploys holistic solutions to manage demand charges through optimizing storage and solar solutions and helping clients reduce operational energy costs. We focus on the 15-minute span of client of energy consumption that will set the demand charges for an entire month, and that, without management, could result in charges as high as 50%. To optimize client outcomes, Distributed Solutions leverages contracts with local utilities, such as Pacific Gas and Electric, to improve efficiencies and increase project savings.

Pacific Gas and Electric Services

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) selected EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions as sole provider of 40 MWh of battery storage capacity for a. Under the contract, we will build, own and operate a portfolio of behind-the-meter (BTM) battery storage projects for commercial and industrial customers within the PG&E service territory.

Distributed Solutions exclusively offer PG&E customers the following advantages:

  • Battery value stacking applications
  • Reduce demand charges
  • Participate in wholesale markets
  • Provide PG&E grid services
  • Realize economies of scale
  • Leverage PG&E capacity outside of PG&E services
Interested in learning more about our Distributed Solutions storage offerings?

 

Andrew Goldstone

Director, West - Distributed Solutions

Andrew recently joined EDF Renewables to lead distributed solutions in the western region. Prior to EDF, he built and led the storage sales team for a leading solutions provider. Andrew started in the C&I space as an end-user, creating the US corporate energy management program for a global pharmaceutical concern.

Andrew recently joined EDF Renewables to lead distributed solutions in the western region. Prior to EDF, he built and led the storage sales team for a leading solutions provider. Andrew started in the C&I space as an end-user, creating the US corporate energy management program for a global pharmaceutical concern.

After implementing a variety of projects and best practices, he went on to develop over 400 MW of utility-scale projects for Clipper Windpower. Andrew attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree at earned his MBA at George Washington University as a Global Fellow. He lives in Southern California with his 10-year old daughter.

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Tom Leyden

Senior Director, East - Distributed Solutions

Tom is a 30-year solar veteran who helped build some of the most successful solar companies in the world. He’s had executive roles at solar pioneers SunPower, SolarCity and Sunedison. Most recently he was CEO of Solar Grid Storage that was acquired by global leader SunEdison in January 2015, and now helps lead the EDF Renewables solar plus storage group in the East region.

Tom is a 30-year solar veteran who helped build some of the most successful solar companies in the world. He’s had executive roles at solar pioneers SunPower, SolarCity and Sunedison. Most recently he was CEO of Solar Grid Storage that was acquired by global leader SunEdison in January 2015, and now helps lead the EDF Renewables solar plus storage group in the East region.

Tom has served the industry in various other roles including President of the Maryland and New Jersey SEIAs, and board member of national SEIA. He holds a BA from Princeton University.

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Michael Robinson

Senior Business Development Manager

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Michael provides onsite energy storage and solar solutions for corporate and industrial customers looking to take control of their energy costs. Michael’s passion for the energy sector goes outside of the office where he is a founding board member and acting Co-President of Young Professionals in Energy’s (YPE) San Diego chapter.