EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of the third section of the Soma wind farm in Turkey via its local subsidiary Polat Enerji, 45% owned by the group. This 100 MW extension increases the total capacity of the wind farm to 240 MW.
Located in western Turkey, the Soma wind farm previously consisted of two sections of 79 MW and 61 MW commissioned in 2009 and 2011 respectively. The third section of the wind farm comprises 50 Enercon wind turbines, each of them with a capacity of 2 MW.
With a total installed capacity of 240 MW, the Soma wind farm is the biggest wind farm built by EDF Energies Nouvelles in Turkey to date.
Currently, EDF Energies Nouvelles operates eight wind farms in Turkey with a total installed capacity of 613 MW.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7 517 MW of gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development in promising emerging areas taking position in new countries (Brazil South Africa and India). The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.