Nov 13, 2012 - EDF Energies Nouvelles (EPA:EEN), the renewable energy arm of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF), on Tuesday said it had commissioned its 115-MWp solar park in the Lorraine region of eastern France.
The Toul-Rosieres solar facility is located near the city of Nancy in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department. The solar plant consists of 1.4 million photovoltaic (PV) modules, made by US firm First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), that produce enough electricity to supply 55,000 people and offset about 4,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
As part of the project, a former military base was decontaminated and converted. The company's subsidiary EDF EN Services manages the operations and maintenance of the solar system, which was commissioned in phases since May 2012.
In October, EDF Energies Nouvelles commissioned the 56-MWp Massangis solar park in Burgundy, after commissioning the 60-MWp Crucey solar farm in Centre in September.