EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the acquisition of the Dorenell wind farm project in Scotland by its UK subsidiary, EDF Energy Renewables, which will ensure its construction. This large-scale project, which will be at least 177 MW capacity, will eventually be the largest onshore wind farm built by the Group in the United Kingdom.
The Dorenell wind farm project is located to the east of the Highlands in the Moray region of Scotland. It secured permits from the Scottish government in 2011 for 177 MW capacity.
The wind farm may eventually have more than 200 MW in installed capacity, provided that it gains two extension permits.
The power generated by the wind farm will be equivalent to the annual energy needs of 122,000 to 138,000 Scottish homes, depending on the project’s final size and characteristics.
The acquisition and construction of this project further strengthens EDF Energies Nouvelles’ positions in Scotland, a nation with major renewables ambitions.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7,903 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.