EDF Energies Nouvelles has been awarded building permits for two photovoltaic power plants with a total of 15.3 MWp in capacity in Sainte-Rose, Reunion. This photovoltaic complex is the most powerful yet tohave received authorisation in France. Construction will start in the next few weeks, with commissioning scheduled to take place in several stages from late 2008 onwards.
These facilities will supply the public electricity grid with power equivalent to the annual consumption of over 23,700 inhabitants thanks to the more than 100,000 photovoltaic panels manufactured by French company Photowatt.
They will avoid 13,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions p.a., which is equivalent to the emissions produced by over 5,000 vehicles.
Following on from the launch of construction of the Narbonne solar farm in mainland France, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues to pursue in France the dynamic development of its photovoltaic business, now the Group’s second
expansion priority after wind energy.
About EDF Energies Nouvelles
Founded in 1990, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a world-class player in the green electricity generation market, with gross installed capacity of 1,443 MW worldwide at 31 December 2007, plus 1,100 MW in gross capacity under construction. With a presence in nine European countries and in the United States, EDF Energies Nouvelles operates in four renewable energy segments (wind, solar, biomass and hydro). Wind energy currently accounts for more than 80% of its installed capacity. With its unique profile as an integrated operator, EDF Energies Nouvelles, which posted 2007 revenues of €560 million has a presence spanning the entire value chain, from development and construction through to production and operations & maintenance. The Group also pursues the development and sale of structured assets, which consists primarily in selling renewable energy generating assets to individuals or to energy services companies.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a 50%-owned subsidiary of the EDF group. Since 28 November 2006, EDF Energies Nouvelles has been listed in Compartment A of Eurolist by Euronext Paris (code: EEN, ISIN code: FR0010400143).
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