Every country is trying hard to make a shift to the renewable sources to have a continuous supply of energy and to put a brake on CO2 emission. The UK government has announced 'Road to Zero' project to build an emission-free transport system by 2040, and the research of Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has pointed that by 2050, the U.S. will be able to draw most of the energy from renewable sources. So, the companies have decided to address this growing demand for smart energy.
EDF Renewables North America has announced that 80 MW Copenhagen Wind Project comprising 40 wind turbines is ready to supply electricity. The target of the leaders of New York is to draw 50 percent of the total energy from renewable sources, and this project is an important step toward this initiative. This wind project influenced the economy of the area by creating 200 job opportunities during the construction period, and it will annually provide $700,000 as property taxes to the local government. This project is expected to meet the electricity demand of 35,000 homes and will help to escape a colossal amount of CO2 emission.
Check out: Top Renewable Energy Companies
EDF Renewables is counted as one of the largest developers of renewable energy in North America having projects of almost 15 GW in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The company has expanded in the South American market and has started to play the role of a leader in the wind energy industry with wind projects of 7,800 MW. EDF has played a pivotal role in the construction and operation of the Sinop hydropower project in Brazil which has the capacity of 400 MW. Currently, the company is working on different projects, such as Brickyard Hill Wind project with a capacity 157 MW, Moraine Solar Project in New York, and Palen Solar Project with a capacity of 500 MW. The company was recently awarded the 212 MW Morris Ridge Solar Project by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and this project is aimed at supplying clean electricity by the end of 2022.