EDF-EN Canada in 500MW deal

EDF EN Canada has secured an agreement with the West Moberly First Nations group in British Columbia for the use of land that could see more than 500MW of onshore wind built over the next few years.

EDF EN’s “protocol agreement” with the First Nation covers the Wartenbe, Sundance and Taylor wind projects, sprawling across the Peace River Region in remote northeastern British Columbia.

The Wartenbe project was approved by the province’s environmental assessment process since 2006. Meanwhile, the 250MW Sundance and 250MW-400MW Taylor projects, located 150km apart, are both currently undergoing environmental assessments, and could be producing power as early as 2016, according to EDF EN.

EDF EN is among Canada’s leading wind developers, most recently commissioning its 300MW Lac-Alfred project in the province Québec, where most of its Canadian wind activity has taken place to date.

Taylor and Sundance would be the developer’s first projects in British Columbia. EDF EN is a subsidiary of France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles.

EDF EN has 70MW of installed PV in Ontario on its books and more than 1.3GW of wind and solar capacity either installed, under construction or in advanced development across Canada. 

Sister company EDF Renewable Energy is a major renewables player in the US, having recently commissioned a 110MW (AC) PV array in California, and clinched new framework supply agreements with Vestas and GE for wind turbines.