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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions three new wind farms in the Languedoc-Roussillon French region

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As part of its expansion in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of three wind farms, with a total capacity of 34.7 MW.
In this region with favourable natural conditions, the group has nearly 30% of its domestic wind assets.

Two new wind farms are located in the Aude department.

The Conilhac wind farm has 9.2 MW in installed capacity and consists of four 2.3 MW Enercon wind turbines.

The Plaine de l’Orbieu wind farm, extension of the Luc-sur-Orbieu wind farm (12 MW), built and operated by EDF Energies Nouvelles since 2007, has a capacity of 11.5 MW with five 2.3 MW Enercon wind turbines.

Located in Aumelas town in the Herault department, the Vallee de l’Herault wind farm consists of seven 2 MW Vestas wind turbines with an installed capacity of 14 MW. This wind farm is an extension of the Aumelas 1 and 2 wind farms of 48 MW in total installed capacity, commissioned ​​in 2005 and 2009 and operated by the group.

Annual output from the three latest facilities will produce the equivalent of the electricity consumption of around 43,000 inhabitants.

In wind energy, at June 30th 2014, EDF Energies Nouvelles operates in the Languedoc-Roussillon region 235 MW of 853 MW installed capacity in France, nearly 30% of the wind power domestic business company.

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.

MEDIA RELATIONSManon de Cassini-Hérail ▪ Tel : +33 {0} 1.40.90.48.22 ▪ e-mail : manon.decassini-herail@edf-en.com
Clarisse Placidoux ▪ Tel : +33 {0} 1.40.90.49.46 ▪ e-mail : clarisse.placidoux@edf-en.com