We provide large scale wind and solar power generation across North America to create a cleaner energy future.
The EDF Renewables Grid-Scale Power team can solve energy challenges facing businesses and communities no matter the complexity. We are dedicated to creating value by managing projects from origination through commercial operation and with 9 GW of wind and solar developed across North America we believe we can deliver the most comprehensive clean energy plan to meet the needs of our customers and communities.
EDF Renewables engages in a rigorous process to identify and evaluate the potential of prospective sites, taking into account the energy resource, transmission, interconnection, permitting and environmental concerns. A comprehensive analysis is conducted to identify any potential permitting issues or site concerns that may jeopardize the project progression. Our meticulous standards ensure only the best suited sites are selected. This includes initial site evaluation, resource assessment, and technical and structural analysis.
During the Development Phase, EDF Renewables engages in permitting, site design, and technology selections. With strategic investments and global supply agreements, we have access to a variety of technologies, ensuring the best solution for each installation. Once a site is identified, EDF Renewables begins a thorough site-evaluation protocol. Our Resource Assessment Group performs rigorous technology, resource, and equipment analysis and evaluation. This critical information is used to determine the optimal site design and equipment selection to maximize the project output and performance. At the same time, land is acquired, interconnection rights and necessary permits are secured, and environmental and technical studies are performed according to best-of-class development practices.
During this phase, the Valuation and Transaction team is integral by securing a Power Purchase Agreement or Direct Sale Agreement. Concurrently, EDF Renewables executes strategic supply agreements to secure all the necessary equipment for project construction and selects a construction contractor. Our Project Finance team secures project construction and long-term financing. The Group has closed over $6.75 billion in financing facilities.
During the construction period, the Construction Group oversees and implements all aspects of the system design, installation, and construction to ensure a quality build. Because every project is unique, extensive experience is utilized to optimize every segment of the project. Strict management of engineering, procurement, transportation, logistics, and construction ensures projects are completed safely, on-time and on-budget.
Once the installation is complete and generating energy, our Asset Optimization team, ensures long-term performance and profitability of the project, providing operations and maintenance services, asset administration, and 24/7/365 monitoring and real-time response from our Operations Control Center. Servicing over 10 GW, EDF Renewables is the leading third-party provider of renewable energy operations and maintenance in North America.