August 08, 2016 03:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EDF Renewable Energy (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 Renewable Energy. “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 Renewable Energy’s 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 Renewable Energy 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.
About EDF Renewable Energy:
EDF Renewable Energy is a leading US independent power producer with 30 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project origination, development, sales and marketing, to long-term asset management. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: storage, biogas, biomass, hydro, and marine energy. EDF Renewable Energy’s North American portfolio consists of 8 gigawatts of developed projects with 4.1 gigawatts of installed capacity throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. The operations and maintenance subsidiary, EDF Renewable Services, operates 11 GW throughout North America. EDF Renewable Energy is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com.