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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the first 150 MW in capacity of Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm in Quebec

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EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the first phase of Rivière-du-Moulin (150 MW) wind farm by its local subsidiary EDF EN Canada.

Located in Quebec, the first 150 MW tranche of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm consists of 75 Senvion turbines, each with 2 MW in unit capacity. The power generated at this wind farm is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of close to 35,000 homes.

Hydro-Québec Distribution will buy the electricity generated by Rivière-du-Moulin by under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
The facility’s operations and maintenance will be provided by EDF Renewable Services, the North American subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.

The second tranche (200 MW) of Rivière-du-Moulin project is due to be commissioned by the end of 2015, lifting the wind farm’s total installed capacity up to 350 MW. Rivière-du-Moulin wind energy project is set to become the most powerful in Canada under a single power purchase agreement.

Rivière-du-Moulin project is part of a gigawatt programme of seven wind power installations awarded to the Group under 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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