July 3 (Renewables Now) - French wind power producer Futuren SA (EPA:FTRN) said Wednesday it had recently commissioned 20.1 MW of wind capacity and initiated construction of a new 15.4-MW wind farm.
Futuren commissioned the 13.8-MW Faydunes wind farm in the French department of Aveyron this April. Faydunes is a project consisting of six 2.3-MW turbines capable of producing enough electricity to meet the annual power demand of more than 11,000 households.
The 6.3-MW Joncels wind farm is located in the namesake town in France’s Herault department. This seven-turbine project was commissioned in June.
With Faydunes and Joncels now in operation, Futuren’s own portfolio consists of 448 MW of gross installed wind capacity, 220 MW of which is housed in France.
The French company has also launched construction of the 15.4-MW Mottenberg project in the Moselle department. Located in the Zimming and Narbefontaine municipalities, the new wind farm will be equipped with seven turbines of 2.2 MW each and provide enough annual power output to supply close to 15,000 households.
Mottenberg joins Futuren’s two other wind projects under construction in France. The company is currently building the 38-MW Coteaux wind farm in the Aube department and the 12.8-MW Mazurier scheme in the town of Chatillon-les-Sons in the Aisne department.