EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) proudly shares the news of their lead position in U.S. market share for the development of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015. The company developed 1,055.4 megawatts* (MW) of installed capacity across five states giving them a 12% market share. The Company is an affiliate of the EDF Group – one of the world’s largest electric utilities.
The EDF RE capacity additions include projects in some of the top states for wind power production according to American Wind Energy Association’s fourth quarter 2015 report, (Kansas, Texas and Iowa) and comprised the following eight projects:
- Slate Creek Wind (150 MW) Kansas
- Alexander Wind (48.3 MW) Kansas**
- Spinning Spur 3 Wind (194 MW) Texas
- Longhorn Wind (200 MW) Texas
- Carroll Area Wind (20 MW) Iowa**
- Milo Wind (18 MW of 49.65 MW) New Mexico
- Roosevelt Wind (250 MW) New Mexico
- Pilot Hill Wind (175 MW) Illinois
EDF RE is also leading the way in the commercial and industrial (C&I) space with five wind deals executed tallying 543 MW with Fortune 500 companies, making the company #1 in terms of customer relationships serving the corporate purchaser market. EDF Renewable Energy has partnerships with Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Procter & Gamble and Salesforce. According to the Business Renewable Center, corporate market share of contracted wind capacity nearly tripled from 19% in 2014 to 56% in 2015.
In addition to posting top market positions in project development, the operations and maintenance group, EDF Renewable Services, reported 10.7 GW of wind, solar, bioenergy and storage under contract in 26 states and provinces in North America.
*includes 68.3 MW of OwnEnergy projects put into service in 2015. EDF RE acquired OwnEnergy in August 2015.
**OwnEnergy developed project put into service in 2015.