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EDF Energies Nouvelles extends two wind farms in Portugal

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EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of extensions to the Ventominho (additional 23 MW) and Arga (additional 4.7 MW) wind farms, two of its assets in Portugal.
The additional 27.7 MW in capacity will raise the company’s total gross installed capacity in the country to 535 MW.

Originally commissioned respectively in 2008 and 2006, Ventominho and Arga wind farms are located in north-western Portugal, close to the Spanish border.

  • The Ventominho wind farm gets 10 turbines more on the top of the 120 already existing, raising its capacity from 240 MW to 263 MW.
  • The Arga wind farm gets two turbines more on the top of the 12 already existing, raising its capacity from 36 MW to 40.7 MW.

The annual output from these two wind farms is equivalent to the electricity consumption of close to 245,000 Portuguese households.

These wind energy projects are jointly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, Eolverde and DST.

To date, EDF Energies Nouvelles operates 535 MW of gross wind energy capacity in Portugal via its local subsidiary EDF EN Portugal.

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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