EDF Renewable Energy expands into distributed solar PV and energy storage in the U.S.

EDF RE will focus on distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage projects in the U.S.
EDF RE will focus on distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage projects in the U.S.

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE, Paris, France) on March 15th, 2017 announced the creation of a new business unit, Distributed Electricity and Storage (DES), to focus on distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage projects up to 30 megawatts (MW).

 

The DES group will pursue emerging distributed-energy opportunities to provide unique products and services to commercial, industrial (C&I) and utility customers in the United States, reads the press release.

Early last year, EDF RE acquired groSolar, a developer and EPC provider of commercial, industrial, and municipal solar PV projects, as a growth platform for distributed energy and more recently expanded its DES team by hiring two solar/storage industry veterans, Tom Leyden and Felix Aguayo.

 

“In ramping up our commitment to distributed generation and energy storage, EDF RE will be developing new products for our customers that will also help enable greater penetration of wind and solar into the grid,” comments Raphael Declercq, Vice President, Portfolio Strategy at EDF RE.

The DES group will draw upon EDF’s extensive capabilities and implement new solar-plus-storage business models for C&I and utility customers.

In partnership with EDF affiliates in North America, the company offers a complete suite of services, including energy supply, hedging, and risk management, along with options for demand response, load management, and on- and off-site renewable generation.

 

 

2017-03-16 | Courtesy: EDF Renewable Energy  | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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