EDP Renewables opens a new wind farm in the Champagne-Ardennes region
The wind farm is located in the municipalities of Tarzy and Neuville-Lez-Beaulieu, in France’s Champagne-Ardenne region.
The cumulative annual energy production of the new wind farm will be equivalent to the electricity consumption of nearly 10,000 people.
Frédéric Lanoë, General Director of EDP Renewables France and Belgium and president of the French association of wind energy professionals (France Energie Eoliènne) was present at the opening ceremony, as was Mr. Benoit Huré, Senator and President of the General Council, and Frédéric Périssat, Prefect of the Ardennes. The cerimony took place on the 27th of June.
This new project is representative of the ongoing growth of EDP Renewables in the French wind market, where it has had a presence since 2005. With an installed capacity of 322 MW, EDPR is third-largest wind energy producer in France.
EDPR also owns a 43% stake in a consortium to operate two new offshore windfarms along with GDF Suez and Neoen Marine, using AREVA turbines. The partners were selected by the French Government for the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms at Le Tréport (Upper Normandy) and on the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays-de-la-Loire). The installed capacity of each of these wind farms is 500 MW, amounting to a total of 1,000 MW.