In line with its policy of expanding in the French wind energy segment, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of a 23 MW wind farm at Fraïsse-sur-Agoût (Hérault department) in south-western France.
This facility comprising ten turbines with a unit capacity of 2.3 MW was developed and built by EDF EN France. Enercon and EDF EN Services will operate and maintain the wind farm.
Its location is unusual in that the facility is situated at an altitude of 1,000m in a very windy area. At full tilt, it is expected to generate around 90,000 MWh p.a.-the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 50,000 inhabitants.
The wind farm is the 44th to have been developed and built by EDF Energies Nouvelles in France since its creation.
Operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 4,200 MW of gross installed capacity. With a development focused on wind and solar photovoltaic energy, the Company recently entered new promising markets: Israel, Morocco, South Africa and Poland, and is expanding its business in offshore wind energy. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biogas, biomass and small hydro as well as in distributed energies. EDF EN manages renewable energy projects’ development, financing, construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own accord and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group and its renewable energy arm.
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