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Cliff Graham

Sr. Vice President, US Development

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Cliff Graham joined EDF Renewables in 2015 as the Vice President of the West Region and has since been promoted to Senior Vice President of US Development.

Cliff Graham joined EDF Renewables in 2015 as the Vice President of the West Region and has since been promoted to Senior Vice President of US Development.

In this role, Cliff is responsible for leading the company’s development efforts across all technologies including solar, wind, storage, and hydro.

Cliff is an accomplished business professional with 10 years of experience in the energy market where he brings substantial expertise in the areas of business planning, project management, competitor modeling, and in leading complex transactions. Cliff served as Major, Chief Pilot in the United States Air Force.

Cliff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Touro University.

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Benoit Rigal

Vice President, Engineering & Construction

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Benoît Rigal leads the engineering, construction, and program management departments for EDF Renewables North America In the position of Vice President, he is responsible for managing the implementation teams, including the coordination of project management, engineering, transportation, construction and commissioning of all renewable energy projects.

Benoît Rigal leads the engineering, construction, and program management departments for EDF Renewables North America In the position of Vice President, he is responsible for managing the implementation teams, including the coordination of project management, engineering, transportation, construction and commissioning of all renewable energy projects.

With over 18 years’ experience in the management and control of major industrial EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) projects, Benoit’s international experience includes working with Technip; British Petroleum; and other major oil and gas players before joining EDF Renewables.

Benoit joined the EDF EN Group in 2006 as Deputy Construction Manager for the French subsidiary; and became a part of the Canadian subsidiary in 2009 to lead the implementation of 1.2 GW of wind projects in Quebec and Alberta. Responsible for monitoring the implementation of wind and solar projects under construction, he has managed 1,300 MW over eight sites in Canada, 300 MW over ten sites in France, and more than 400 MW in Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom.

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