18 Oct 2023
3 min

The distributed generation business unit of EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), EDPR NA Distributed Generation (EDPR NA DG) has an operating capacity of 290 MWp across 442 projects spanning more than 20 states. Growth is on the horizon for the unit, which has a development pipeline of more than 250 MW. EDPR NA DG has defined itself in the market, providing cutting-edge ground-mounted solar and storage, canopy/carport solar, rooftop solar, and community solar products, with projects ranging from 800 KW to 20 MW in size. Comprised of more than 60 employees with more than 160 years of combined experience, the team prides itself in its commitment to using safe, proven, best-in-class technology for all its projects and proactively monitoring its systems to ensure maximized power and revenue generation.

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EDPR NA DG serves a diverse range of customers, ranging from commercial and industrial entities to public schools, universities, hospitals, municipalities, and local governments, as well as religious institutions and small utilities and power generators. Its notable customers include Walmart –with a portfolio of 50+ sites across seven states, Scripps Health Systems – one of the largest healthcare providers in California, and Faurecia – a global leader in automotive technology. In addition, EDPR NA DG has a partnership with the City of Philadelphia through the city’s Solarize Philly Program.

EDP and Google signed the largest corporate sponsorship of distributed solar development in the United States

One of EDPR NA DG’s most recent significant partnership announcements was with Google, announcing the largest corporate sponsorship of distributed solar development in the United States, according to data from S&P Global and BloombergNEF. The signing of this framework agreement aligns with an environmental justice program benefiting more than 25,000 families in low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities. In addition, EDPR NA DG and Google will partner on a $12 million Community Impact Fund, which will help alleviate energy burden in these communities.

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EDPR NA DG has also gained recognition and trust from landowners who choose to work with the company due to its tailored customercentric approach. As a heavyweight of clean energy development for decades through EDPR NA, EDPR NA DG offers experience and financial stability to landowners that few others in the North American market can. The team regularly engages with community leaders, prioritizing community impact, and building on its established goodwill.

Overview of EDP's Solar DG in the USA

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>400 projects built to date
>290 MWp operating capacity
>500 active sites
>150 MW near term pipeline
>125 GWh solar generation
~81.000 t CO 2 emissions avoided

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