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EDF Energies Nouvelles adds to its wind energy portfolio in France

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EDF Energies Nouvelles is today announcing the acquisition of Séchilienne Sidec’s wind energy business in France, which has 56.5 MW in installed capacity.

All in all, Séchilienne Sidec’s wind energy portfolio comprises six wind farms with installed capacity totalling 56.5 MW and five projects under development (60 MW in total capacity). In line with its development strategy, this acquisition represents an opportunity for EDF Energies Nouvelles to add to its French wind energy portfolio.

“Organic growth is the focus of our expansion model, but we are open to opportunities helping us not only to accelerate our growth, but also to step up our operations & maintenance activities”, commented Emmanuel Jaclot, Executive VP for Strategy, M&A and DSSA at EDF Energies Nouvelles. “The acquisition of these six wind farms bolsters our positions in the French wind energy segment.”

EDF EN Services, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, will gradually take over the operation and maintenance of these facilities, making sure that they run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. With 8 GW in capacity around the world operated either for its own account or for third parties, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a leading player in the market for Operations & Maintenance services.

Following on from the acquisition from Iberdrola of 32 wind farms in France, in which EDF Energies Nouvelles has a 20% interest, this latest acquisition will enable the EDF group’s subsidiary to consolidate its presence in its home market.

About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW 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 by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. 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.

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