Emerson Process Management has been selected to control two renewable energy projects being developed by EDF Renewable Energy, the U.S. unit of French energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles. The contract was awarded by global engineering, project management, and construction company Bechtel.
The 110-MW Catalina Solar and 140-MW Pacific Wind projects are located in Kern County, CA.
Emerson will play a key role in adjusting electrical output as directed by the California Independent System Operator, a task that is becoming more important as renewable energy sources provide an increasing share of electricity to the grid.
“Utility-scale production of renewable energy brings unique challenges,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president, Emerson Process Management. “We welcome the opportunity to put our technology and expertise to work for EDF Renewable Energy.”