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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions Rivière-du-Moulin, its largest wind farm (350 MW)

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EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned the second 200 MW phase of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm in Quebec, completing its largest wind farm.

Rivière-du-Moulin has a total capacity of 350 MW and the whole facility was developed, built and commissioned by EDF EN Canada, the group’s local subsidiary.

The second phase of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm has 200 MW in capacity and consists of 100 turbines.

The first 150 MW tranche is operational since the end of 2014. Its total installed capacity is now 350 MW, making Rivière-du-Moulin EDF Energies Nouvelles’ largest wind farm in the world.

The power generated at the Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 70,700 Canadian homes.

All the output of Rivière-du-Moulin is being purchased by Hydro-Québec Distribution under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement. This means that Rivière-du-Moulin is also the largest wind farm in Canada to have been commissioned under a single Power Purchase Agreement.

The facility’s operations and maintenance will be provided by EDF Renewable Services, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ North American subsidiary dedicated to this segment.

Rivière-du-Moulin, developed and built by EDF EN Canada, is one of seven wind-farm projects forming part of a 1-gigawatt programme won by the group through the Hydro-Quebec Distribution calls for tenders.

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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