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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a third wind farm in South Africa

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EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Waainek wind farm of 24.6 MW in installed capacity by InnoWind, its South African subsidiary.
In South Africa, the Group has now installed three wind farms totalling more than 100 MW.

The 24.6 MW Waainek wind farm located in Eastern Cape province consists of eight turbines, each with a capacity of 3.075 MW.

The facility is 60%-owned by InnoWind (an 80%-held subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles), with the remaining 40%-owned by local partners.

In line with the tender specifications, a portion of the revenues generated from the sale of electricity will be used to encourage local entrepreneurship and support the local economy.

The energy produced by the Waainek wind farm is purchased by the grid operator under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement and will supply over 16,000 South African homes.

In 2015, InnoWind has commissioned the three wind farms (the 61.5 MW Grassridge, the 21.5 MW Chaba and Waainek facilities) awarded by the South African government in 2012.

Pursuing its development in South Africa, the EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary has been allocated a fourth wind farm (33 MW) in 2015.

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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