EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions two wind farms in the UK

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions two wind farms in the UK

EDF has announced the commissioning of two new wind farms in UK by its subsidiary EDF Energy Renewables.

The two wind farms are the following:

  • The M1 new wind farm situated near Northampton in England has 7.2 MW in installed capacity. The new renewable facility consists of nine Enercon wind turbines.
  • The Burnfoot North wind farm situated in in central Scotland has 4.1 MW with two Senvion wind turbines is an extension of the Burnfoot Hill facility (26.7 MW) built and operated since 2010 by EDF Energy Renewables.

With 11.3 MW in combined capacity, these two wind farms will generate the equivalent of the electricity consumption of approximately 7,000 UK homes.

At 30 June 2014, EDF Energies Nouvelles had 527 MW in wind energy installed capacity in the United Kingdom, 62 MW of which in the offshore segment, and it continues to develop a project portfolio totalling over a gigawatt.

EDF Energies Nouvelles has been active this summer in the wind energy sector. Two weeks ago we reported that the firm F2i and Edison entered into an agreement that will lead to the founding of Italy’s third largest operator in the renewable energy sector and will control around 600 MW of capacity (mainly wind power).

EDF Energies Nouvelles announced in late July plans to complete the Le Mont des 4 Faux wind farm in France and the firm also announced that start of operations of the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge wind project in Vulcan County, Alberta, Western Canada.

In addition in July EDF Energies Nouvelles secured a 96% stake in the 175MW Pilot Hill Wind Project “K4? from Orion Energy Group LLC and Vision Energy LLC.

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