EDL, a global Australian company focused on sustainable energy solutions, plans to open its North American headquarters in the Lansing region following a rebrand in December 2018. The site selection process is in the final planning stage.
Formerly Energy Developments Pty Ltd., EDL underwent a major acquisition and rebranding effort to better position itself for global growth and international advancements. The North American division headquarters currently is in a temporary office space in downtown Lansing. It relocated there from Nashville.
“The Midwest has proven to be a region of great opportunity for the advancement of access to renewable and sustainable energy solutions for consumers,” says Jim Grant, North American CEO of EDL. “The Great Lakes region, and particularly Michigan, is home to many of our landfill gas customers and key partnerships. There is an abundance of skilled labor to support our operations, and as such, it was a logical choice to bring our company’s new North American headquarters to a region we are familiar with. The capitol region will be our base for optimizing our existing portfolio and continued growth in the United States and Canada.”
In 2017, EDL doubled its North American operations when it purchased Illinois-based Granger Energy Services’ landfill gas recovery division, which includes two landfill sites in the greater Lansing area dedicated to recovering waste gas for reuse. The acquisition included 16 sites across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Alabama. Since then, EDL has continued to operate at these sites and power stations owned in Quebec, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, and Tennessee.
“With our expansion efforts, we aim to become a member of the local communities where we operate,” says Lisa France, head of corporate affairs. “While our efforts are global, we recognize that true impact starts in your own backyard. At EDL, our mission is to elevate the lives of each community we interact with by providing job opportunities and more sustainable energy solutions. We are passionate about supporting the communities we proudly serve.”
EDL owns and operates 98 power stations in North America, Australia, and Europe. It offers renewable operations and clean and remote energy expertise. Its North American division generates more than 200 megawatts with one site in Canada and 27 in the U.S.