SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 8, 2016): EDF Renewables (EDF RE) has placed a firm order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to supply 160 megawatts (MW) for future wind projects in the United States. The order is part of a global master supply agreement.
“Since entering our first master supply agreement with Vestas in 2013, EDF RE has installed more than 2 GW of the Vestas wind turbines throughout the U.S.,” said Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF Renewables. “Our order today further demonstrates the success of our partnership and industry collaboration, and more importantly provides a supply of turbines to enable our development portfolio of projects to be built under the PTC (Production Tax Credit) guidelines.”
“This order secures EDF Renewables’ ability to capture the full value of the PTC by strategically deploying our versatile 2.0 MW platform on a variety of wind sites, delivering more cost-competitive wind energy to rate payers throughout the U.S.,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 8 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, biomass and biogas projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.