SOURCE: EDF EN Canada Inc.

EDF EN Canada Inc.

February 14, 2012 12:00 ET

EDF Energies Nouvelles Promotes Benoit Rigal to Vice President, Engineering and Construction

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - EDF EN Canada Inc. announces the promotion of Benoît Rigal to Vice President, Engineering and Construction.

In this role, Mr. Rigal is responsible for managing technical studies, procurement, logistics, construction and commissioning of all wind energy projects. He further has oversight over the technical support to future project development within Canada.

Based in Montreal, Mr. Rigal joined EDF Energies Nouvelles in February 2007 as Deputy Head of Construction in the Paris headquarters. In this role he managed the engineering and construction for both wind and solar projects located in France, Greece, Italy, and the UK. During this time he also served as Technical Coordinator for EDF EN's role in the Saint Laurent Energies (SLE) consortium. He later transferred to Québec as the Technical Director for EDF EN Canada.

"This promotion is a well deserved recognition of Benoît's dedication and attention to EDF EN. His comprehensive understanding of the renewable energy business and tireless efforts to achieve success is admirable," commented Al Kurzenhauser, COO of EDF EN Canada. "It is important that we continue to be well positioned and staffed to deliver on our commitment to the Province to build over 1 GW of wind energy facilities and are pleased to have Benoît step into this demanding leadership role."

Prior to joining EDF EN, Benoît held progressive positions within Technip Group as construction and project engineer for projects in Bahrain, Singapore, and Qatar.

Benoît holds a Mastère Spécialisé in Innovation & Technology Management from EM Lyon, and five years of studies at the ECAM (Ecole Catholique d'Arts et Métiers): an engineering school in Lyon (France) covering the fields of Mechanical, Electrical, Material and Civil Engineering.

About EDF EN Canada:
EDF EN Canada, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is a market leader in renewable energy development, with an integrated approach that covers every aspect of project origination and implementation through to electricity generation, operations and maintenance. EDF EN Canada is actively engaged in building partnerships to develop ground-mount and rooftop solar PV opportunities under Ontario's FIT program. The company offers financial strength, technical innovation and an unmatched commitment to customer service. EDF EN Canada draws on the market leadership of enXco, EDF EN's American affiliate. With more than 4,200 MW of renewable energy projects in service or under construction, EDF EN is at the forefront of renewable energy development. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group. www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com www.edf-en.ca

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