In the U.S., the time is right to expand renewable energy generation, which currently accounts for about 12% of the nation’s electricity generation, including solar power, wind energy, and hydropower.
The key to sustainable, effective renewable energy is to ensure a balanced combination of diverse natural resources and adapted technologies. EDF is actively engaged in developing U.S. renewable energy generation, and solar power and wind energy in particular, through EDF Renewable Energy, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company.
EDF Renewable Energy is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States for its own accord as well as for third parties. EDF Renewable Energy's portfolio consists of over 5.7 gigawatts of developed projects with 2.5 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.
EDF Renewable Services is the leading third-party provider of operations and maintenance services in North America. With 25 years of experience, EDF Renewable Services understands renewable energy facilities represent a substantial investment. The company 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. With more than 7.3 gigawatts of wind and solar under contract, EDF Renewable Services is the trusted leader in O&M.
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Wind energy already produces enough electricity in the U.S. to power 2.3 million homes, and has considerable potential for further development. Every wind energy project is unique, so experience is paramount. EDF Renewable Energy’s strength is grounded in long-lasting and wide-ranging experience across the whole spectrum of services: wind energy site selection, project development, building wind farms, asset management,... and also provides operations and maintenance services through its subsidiary EDF Renewable Services.
Wind energy takes significant investment, but EDF Renewable Energy’s service team of 300 professionals - operating through EDF Renewable Energy Service Corporation - optimizes and extends profitability for project owners. Responsible for keeping 4,500 wind turbines turning, EDF Renewable Energy is the leading third-party operations and maintenance provider for wind energy farms in North America.
Although wind energy represents the largest area of activity for EDF Renewable Energy, solar power is also key area of business development. EDF Renewable Energy’s goal is to design and build the nation’s most efficient solar power plants.
In addition, drawing on the worldwide experience of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and in partnership with specialist companies in the U.S., EDF Renewable Energy is constantly evaluating other renewable technologies. Such early clean energy technologies include Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), biogas, biomass and wave energy.