EDF Renewable Energy Announces Operation of the Lancaster Solar Project

July 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jul 02, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
EDF Renewable Energy
today announced that the 5.86 MWp Lancaster
Solar Project has reached commercial operation. EDF Renewable Energy
(EDF RE) and Urban Green Technologies LLC (UGT), a utility-scale solar
developer, signed the Membership Interest Purchase and Sale Agreement
(MIPSA) in October 2013 and subsequently started the construction phase
in December 2013.

The ground-mount fixed tilt solar photovoltaic project, located on
approximately 30 acres of privately owned land at the former Shirley
Airport, 50 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, is comprised of
19,000 Canadian Solar modules. The electricity generated is supplied to
the Town of Billerica, Massachusetts under a long-term Power Purchase
Agreement, pursuant to the State’s Virtual Net Metering Credits Program.

EDF Renewable Services will provide long-term operations and maintenance
for the facility, balance of plant, project oversight, and 24/7 remote
monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center.

EDF Renewable Services’ Operations Control Center (OCC) manages
renewable projects across North America. The OCC was designed to create
a more efficient, reliable, and secure operating platform, while
benefiting from the centralization of SCADA (Supervisory Control and
Data Acquisition) functions and consolidation of multiple vendor SCADA
environments to provide a common operating view. EDF Renewable Services
is an industry leader, providing OM services to more than 7.4 gigawatts
of renewable energy projects across North America.

About EDF Renewable Energy:

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 4 gigawatts
of developed projects with 1.9 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. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com

About Urban Green Technologies:

Urban Green Technologies (UGT) is a utility scale solar developer based
in Chicago, IL. UGT was started in 2010 and has closed 3 projects
totaling 15.5 MW of solar projects in MA. Each of these projects will be
operational in the summer of 2014. UGT has a nationwide pipeline of
projects in different stages of development, with another 20 – 30 MW of
solar projects in MA expected to come on line in 2015.

SOURCE: EDF Renewable Energy

Media Contacts:

EDF Renewable Energy
Sandi Briner,

Green Technologies LLC
Bob Berman, 312-953-7533

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