EDP Renewables opens a new wind farm in France
The company now has 25 wind farms in the country
Madrid, 27 May 2011: EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s third-largest wind energy producer, has opened a new wind farm in France. The Roman Blandey wind farm is the first to begin operation in l’Eure, Upper Normandy, and has an installed capacity of 10 MW.
The wind turbines installed at the Roman Blandey wind farm provide increased output in areas of weak or moderate wind, which are usual in the area.
EDP Renewables currently has 25 wind farms in France with an installed capacity of 284 MW, as well as another 991 MW in the pipeline.
Joao Paulo Costeira, Chief Operating Officer of EDP Renewables for Europe, said: “The Roman Blandey wind farm strengthens our commitment to wind power in France. Gradually, thanks to projects like this one, we are contributing significantly to reducing global warming through clean, durable energy”.
Frédéric Lanoë, Managing Director of EDP Renewables France and Belgium and Nicolas Wolf, Managing Director of Vestas France, also attended the inauguration.
Commitment to the community
The company’s strong commitment to the local community is reflected by the open doors session to be held at the Roman Blandey wind farm tomorrow, 28th May, to raise awareness among the local population of the social and environmental benefits of renewable energies and wind power in particular.
The company will also present an award to the winners of a competition organised among local schools for students to design a wind-power related project.