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U.S. wind power has more than tripled over the past decade, and today is the largest source of renewable energy in the country, providing 7% of U.S. electricity. The U.S. has enough installed wind capacity to power 32 million homes. Wind supports economic development, delivering over $1.6 billion every year in state and local tax payments and landowner lease payments. Wind supports domestic manufacturing with over 530 factories in 43 states employing 26,000 people. In total, the U.S. wind industry directly employs 120,000 workers.
Canada’s wind energy industry has attracted more than $23 billion in investment and created over 58,000 jobs in construction and operations. Canadian wind power has directly benefited more than 299 communities in 12 provinces and territories, including involvement with over 35 indigenous communities. With 13,413 MW of wind installed, Canada has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030 and recognizes the importance of a clean electricity grid in supporting that objective. Today, Canada’s electricity grid is 80% non-emitting and the federal government has adopted a target to have this increase to 90% by 2030.
Wind power has tripled in the last 5 years in Mexico, with more than 6,200 MW installed and operating. The goal for 2020-2022 is to achieve an installed capacity in the country of at least 12,000 MW, which will represent around 40% of the national renewable energy target. The wind industry has created over 15,000 jobs and Mexico aims to install 12.8 GW of wind power capacity by the end of 2020, and 15 GW by the end of 2022.
When we operate our wind facilities, we provide long-term, fixed pricing in an environment where pricing is constantly increasing, while also reducing CO2 emissions, which is the leading greenhouse gas.
Our wind projects support the local communities in which we work through landowner payments and tax revenues, while at the same time creating jobs in manufacturing, construction and wind project operations. EDF Renewables’ operating wind plants are among the top performers in the industry.
If you are a utility, municipality, cooperative, government entity, university or corporation, EDF Renewables can formulate a deal structure that meets your specific renewable energy goals. We offer traditional Purchase Power Agreements (PPAs), Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs), Design Build Sell (DBS) in addition to a number of other offtake arrangements including hedges and renewable block products.
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