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EDF Energies Nouvelles expands its wind portfolio in Western Canada

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EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has partnered with Enbridge Inc. in order to acquire the Alberta based 300 MW Blackspring Ridge project. The purchase agreement that has been signed with Greengate Power Corporation, the original developer of the Blackspring Ridge projetct, enables EDF EN Canada Inc. to expand its development expertise in Western Canada.

The Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, located in Vulcan County north of Lethbridge, Alberta, is currently in late stage development and will be comprised of 166 Vestas V100-1.8 MW wind turbines. Construction is expected to start in the second quarter of 2013 and reach commissioning in mid-summer 2014. When operational, Blackspring Ridge will be the largest wind project in the province.

“Adding this project to our Canadian portfolio reflects our will to establish EDF EN Canada in the western part of the country. This project presents an opportunity to optimize assets and preserve our leadership position in North America”, said Antoine Cahuzac, CEO at EDF Energies Nouvelles.

When operational, Blackspring Ridge wind farm will supply a clean energy for approximately 140,000 homes.

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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