It will supply electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 100,000 people, or close to 40% of the departmentÂ’s population.
Located in the Aveyron department on the very windy LÃ©vÃ©zou plateau at Salles-Curan, west of Millau, this 87 MW project comprises 29 high-power wind turbines each with 3 MW in capacity. They were supplied by Vestas, the world leader in the manufacture of turbines.
Â“In the wake of the recently commissioned Chemin dÂ’Ablis and VillesÃ¨que facilities, this new wind farm lifts the total capacity brought into service in France this year to 190 MW. 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 teamsÂ” stated David Corchia, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles.
With Salles-Curan representing its eighteenth wind farm in France, where it now has over 345 MW in capacity in service, EDF Energies Nouvelles has consolidated its position as a force to be reckoned with in wind energy.