E.ON Climate & Renewables Expands Solar Presence
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.10, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R)
is expanding its solar operations in the United States and relocating its
global solar headquarters to San Francisco, California.
"We are very pleased with how quickly our U.S. based development activities
have grown in the recent past and recognize the U.S. as being a very
attractive and robust market for EC&R." said Christophe Jurczak, Executive
Vice President, EC&R North America Solar.
To accommodate the staff expansion, EC&R's solar team will relocate its
offices to 20 California Street in San Francisco's Financial District. Peter
Moritzburke, VP, Solar Development commented, "It didn't take long to outgrow
our current office. We've brought together the experienced team needed to
develop, build and operate our projects. With that team comes a thorough
understanding of the needs of our customers, the technology and the multiple
markets we're involved with." The relocation to the new offices is expected to
be complete in October.
The company's solar team is currently active in several states across the
nation. "Having experience with our E.ON utility affiliates and other
utilities in several countries gives us unique insights for integrating solar
generation into a resource portfolio," said Jurczak. The company's focus will
continue to be on the development, construction and operation of solar
"The expansion of our Solar Group's presence broadens EC&R's reach into the
U.S. market," EC&R CEO Mike Winkel stated. EC&R's Solar Group presence
compliments the company's other renewable generation activities in the U.S.
The Company has developed, built and operates nearly $5 billion in onshore
wind generation assets with more than 2,400 megawatts at 16 generating sites.
E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) is responsible for the E.ON group's
large-scale renewable energy activities around the world. Tapping renewable
energy sources offers enormous alternatives, both from a business perspective
and for the environment. E.ON Climate & Renewables has already invested €8
billion in renewable energy projects and will continue to expand the share of
renewable energy in E.ON's power generation portfolio. E.ON has thus taken a
leading role in developing renewable energy sources worldwide. For more
information, please visit www.eon.com/renewables.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current
assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group management and other information
currently available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the
actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the
company and the estimates given here. E.ON AG does not intend, and does not
assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or
to conform them to future events or developments.
Matt Tulis, Communications Manager, EC&R NA
SOURCE E.ON Climate & Renewables
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