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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 150 MW wind farm in Turkey

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EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning in Turkey of Geycek wind farm with an installed capacity of 150 MW. To date, the EDF Energies Nouvelles Group has installed eight wind farms for more than 500 MW in this country which offers favourable natural conditions and has strong ambitions for the production of wind energy.

Located in central Anatolia, this new wind farm was developed by EDF Energies Nouvelles’ Turkish subsidiary, Polat Enerji. EDF Energies Nouvelles and one of the most important institutional investor of Canada each hold a 45% stake in this company, with the remaining 10% owned by Adnan Polat’s Batiyel group.

Over the past seven years, Polat Enerji has built eight wind farms in Turkey, four of which were commissioned in 2013: the extension to the Sayalar wind farm (20 MW), the wind farms at Poyraz (54.9 MW), Samurlu (30 MW) and Kozbeyli (32.2 MW).

With some of the best wind regimes in Europe, the Turkish government has set a target of 20,000 MW of wind powered generating capacity by 2023.
Through a steady growth which has brought its total gross installed capacity in Turkey to    506 MW, EDF Energies Nouvelles has confirmed its commitment to the Turkish wind energy 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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