SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 5, 2015 – EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has placed a firm order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S for 150 megawatt (MW) of wind turbine generators. The order closes the books on the Master Supply Agreement (MSA) announced in September 2013 with orders totaling 1,094 MW. Delivery of the 75 V100-2.0 MW is scheduled for third quarter 2016.
“Over 1 gigawatt (GW) of new wind energy projects have materialized to date under the frame agreement EDF Renewable Energy and Vestas entered into in late 2013, significantly strengthening the partnership between our two companies in the process,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy. “With the recent extension of the Production Tax Credit, we look forward to working with Vestas to bring additional, clean energy projects online in the US over the next few years.”
In addition, the two companies have initiated a new master agreement defining terms for up to 1 GW of future capacity, which will be installed in coming years.
“In 2013, Vestas and EDF RE signed an ambitious master supply agreement laying out our partnership. Today’s announcement will be the last under that productive umbrella agreement,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “But we’re not done yet. EDF RE is one of the most successful renewable energy developers in the North American market, and this new agreement opens the door to our next gigawatt of continued collaboration in 2015 and beyond.”
EDF Renewable Energy’s U.S. portfolio spans 19 states with over 5 GW of developed projects and an installed capacity of 2.2 GW of wind, solar, biogas and biomass projects.
About EDF Renewable Energy
EDF Renewable Energy is dedicated in our efforts to create the most efficient renewable energy projects possible, for our own portfolio and for third parties. We have more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, and a portfolio of over 5.9 gigawatts of developed projects and 2.8 gigawatts of installed capacity. We specialize in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy, and storage solutions.
Our O&M group, EDF Renewable Services, is the leading provider of third-party operations and maintenance services in North America with over 8,000 megawatts of power under contract. EDF Renewable Services understands renewable energy facilities represent a substantial investment and takes an owner-operator approach to ensure maximum returns on the asset, full project value, and ongoing profitability for new and existing facilities. As part of a global organization with utility-scale wind and solar plants, the company brings depth of experience to every project.
From site selection to asset management, we provide extensive services along the entire value chain. With our experience and meticulous attention to detail, our talented professionals ensure that green electricity stays in the black. EDF Renewable Energy and EDF Renewable Services will continue to work collaboratively with customers and clients as a local partner, ensuring mutual respect and accountability to deliver the best projects and service possible. We understand it’s not just about the health of the planet. It’s also about the well being and prosperity of the businesses and communities who partner with us.
Ten years ago, EDF Energies Nouvelles, the EDF subsidiary specializing in renewable energy, acquired enXco, initiating tremendous growth in the company throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. At the time of the acquisition, the EDF group (Electricite de France) owned 50% of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF acquired the remaining 50% of EDF Energies Nouvelles in August 2011, and enXco is now fully integrated within the Group under a new name, EDF Renewable Energy. The O&M group, formerly enXco Service Corporation, is now EDF Renewable Services.
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