Renewable energy is a key market and one that EDF Group’s dedicated subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy, is actively involved with in North and South America. Energy generated from solar, wind, hydropower and from now on energy storage is growing and expected to increase further.
Solar Power in North and South America
EDF Group operates in the region through its dedicated subsidiary EDF Renewable Energy. Its experience in solar energy ensures plants’ effective design, successful implementation, and optimal sizing to meet the customer’s objectives and consumption patterns. EDF Renewable Energy can tailor solar applications to meet each customer’s specific needs for:
utility scale – the Catalina Solar Project
carport – Easter Long Island Carport Project
rooftop solar applications – Safeway Pukana Solar Projects or Maracana Solar power plant
photovoltaic solution for utilities, corporations and industrial operators – Global Resource Options, Inc
- 160 MWp of commercial and utility-scale solar installations operating in the U.S.
- 710 kWp installed capacity in Brazil
- 146 MWp installed capacity in Chile
Wind Power in North and South America
EDF Renewable Energy is a leader in the wind energy industry, having developed over 7,800 MW of wind projects. The company is annually ranked as a top ten wind project developer and owner in North America.
In South America, the company entered the renewable energy market with the creation of EDF EN do Brasil and is building its first project, Ventos da Bahia with a capacity of 70 MW. At the last option in December, it has won another project of 113 MW that will be built in the coming months.
Energy Storage in North America
EDF Renewable Energy announced the commercial operation of its first battery storage project in 2016 – a 20 MW energy storage system, located in McHenry County, Illinois. EDF RE currently has over 100 MW of storage projects under development across North America.
Hydropower in South America
In Brazil, EDF is contributing to the construction and operation of the Sinop (CES) hydropower facilities. Construction of the dam began in spring 2014 and commissioning for commercial operations is scheduled for the second half of 2017. With a 51% stake in the consortium, the EDF group has an industrial role in both the construction and the future operation of the dam.
- 400 MW installed capacity
- January 2018 forecasted start of operations
- 330 km2 reservoir
Biomass and Biogas in North America
EDF Renewable Energy can provide its experience in green field biomass and biogas development projects as well as retrofitting fossil-fired generation facilities to also run on biofuel.
EDF Renewable Energy owns and operates one 40 MW biogas (LFG) powerplant and one 51 MW biomass project that began commercial operations in 2007. Located in Pennsylvania, the projects collectively are capable of processing 20 million standard cubic feet per day (the equivalent of about 50 MW) of raw LFG and digester gas.