EDF Energies Nouvelles Commissions Largest Wind Farm In France

December 15, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

EDF Energies Nouvelles announced the Salles-Curan wind farm in the Aveyron department. With a capacity of 87MW, this wind farm is described as the largest facility in France. It will supply electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 100,000 people, or close to 40% of the department’s population.

Located in the Aveyron department on the very windy Lévézou plateau at Salles-Curan, west of Millau, this 87MW project comprises 29 high-power wind turbines each with 3MW in capacity. They were supplied by Vestas.

"In the wake of the recently commissioned Chemin d’Ablis and Villesèque facilities, this new wind farm lifts the total capacity brought into service in France this year to 190MW. 2008 has been a new record year for us, with the commissioning of three large-scale facilities spread out in France. It is a great satisfaction for our teams" stated David Corchia, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles.