EDF Renewable Energy, the US subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, announces commissioning of the 140 MW Pacific Wind Farm, in the State of California.
Developed, built and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, Pacific Wind project is located in Kern County in California. The electricity generated by the 70 REpower turbines will be sold to San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
This wind power plant will supply approximately 56,000 customers yearly with renewable energy. EDF Renewable Services will provide operations and maintenance services.
20th owned wind project of EDF Energies Nouvelles in California, Pacific Wind power plant brings the Company gross installed capacity in the country to 1,467 MW. It thus illustrates EDF EN long standing presence in the United States and its constant ability to develop new renewable projects.
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 3 new promising markets: Israel, Morocco and South Africa, 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.