Today, in the presence of local elected officials, Jean-François Cirelli, Vice Chairman and President of GDF SUEZ, accompanied by Henri Ducré, GDF SUEZ Executive Vice President, and Claude Midi, CEO of Eole Generation, inaugurated the Landes de Couesmé wind farm near Les Fougerets in the Morbihan department. Generating 33MW of electricity, the wind farm is the most powerful in Brittany, thus confirming the strong presence of GDF SUEZ in the region and, with total installed capacity of over 1,100MW, its status as France’s leading wind energy operator.
The Landes de Couesmé wind farm was developed and is operated by Eole Generation, a wholly owned GDF SUEZ subsidiary. The wind farm has eleven Alstom wind turbines and is the first in Brittany to be equipped with 3-megawatt wind turbines and the first GDF SUEZ wind farm in the world to feature such powerful units.
The Landes de Couesmé wind farm will produce 68 million kilowatt-hours a year, equivalent to annual electricity consumption of more than 37,500 people, which is three times the population of the city of Pontivy in the Morbihan department.