EDF Energies Nouvelles acquires 324 MW of wind energy projects in Mexico

EDF EN Mexico, the mexican subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire two wind energy projects in Mexico totalling 324 megawatts from Eolia Renovables de Inversiones, a leading independent European wind farm and photovoltaic solar power producer.

These two wind turbines projects under development are located in southern Mexico, in the highly windy state of Oaxaca, where EDF EN Mexico already operates the La Mata La Ventosa wind farm (67.5 MW). The first wind power project, Eoliatec del Istmo, will have a total capacity of 164 MW, and the second, Eoliatec del Pacifico, will have a total capacity of 160 MW.

The construction of these wind farm projects is expected to commence soon for commissioning in 2012-2013. Under commercial arrangements in accordance with Mexican legislation, the electricity produced will be used by a broad array of Mexican and international groups within long-term supply agreements.

This operation strengthens EDF EN Group’s position in North America and accelerates its development in Mexico, a country with abundant wind resources and promising future for solar energy.

With operations in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production. With a development focused on wind energy for several years and more recently on solar photovoltaic, the Group is also present in other segments of the renewable energies market: small hydro, marine energy, biomass, biofuel and biogas. In addition, the Group is expanding in the distributed renewable energies sector.

EDF Energies Nouvelles, 50 %-owned by the EDF Group, is listed in Euronext Paris since November 2006 (code "EEN", ISIN code: FR0010400143).