Canadian renewable energy company Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) has expanded its installed capacity in France with the commissioning of an 11-MW wind park in Aisne department.
The company said on Monday that it now owns 1,004 MW of operational power generation capacity in France and 2,066 MW globally.
The recently switched on Blanches Fosses wind farm is equipped with five Vestas V110 2.2 MW turbines, which have a compensation top-up contract for 15 years. Boralex estimates that the plant will generate more than 29,500 MWh of electricity per year, or enough to meet the annual demand of around 5,500 homes.
Blanches Fosses is the Canadian firm’s second wind park that goes live in France this year. “In the midst of the health crisis, Blanches Fosses is proof that France is and remains a territory with high growth potential for renewable energy development,” said Nicolas Wolff, vice-president and general manager Boralex Europe.
Boralex aims to lift its total installed capacity globally to 2,800 MW by 2023.
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