EDP Renewables (EDP Renewables, Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer, has opened a new wind farm in France today, constructed in the municipalities of Tarzy and Neuville-Lez-Beaulieu.
The new wind farm is located in Ardennes, in the Champagne-Ardenne region.
The cumulative annual production of this new wind farm is equivalent to the power consumption of nearly 10,000 people.
Frédéric Lanoë, General Director of EDP Renewables France and Belgium and president of the French association of wind energy professionals (France Energie Eoliènne) was present at the event, as was Mr. Benoit Huré, Senator and President of the General Council, and Frédéric Périssat, Prefect of the Ardennes.
This new project perfectly reflects the ongoing growth of EDP Renewables in the French wind market where it has had a presence since 2005. With an installed capacity of 322 MW, EDPR is third largest wind energy producer in France.
EDPR owns a 43% stake in a consortium with GDF Suez and Neoen Marine – that will use AREVA turbines – which was selected by the French Government for the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms at Le Tréport (Upper Normandy) and on the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays-de-la-Loire). The installed capacity of each of these wind farms is 500 MW, amounting to a total of 1,000 MW.
Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the US, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the UK and Romania). Energias de Portugal, S.A. Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the majority shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP is Portugal’s largest industrial group and the only Portuguese company to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World and STOXX).