Voltalia breaks ground on 23.6-MW wind project in France's Grand-Est
Molinons wind farm, located in Yonne.
French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has launched the construction of a 23.6-MW wind farm in the Grand-Est region of northeastern France, it said on Wednesday.
The Sud Vannier park will be built around 25 km southeast of the city of Langres, in the department of Haute-Marne, and is due t be commissioned in the first half of next year. Voltalia will operate it through a 20-year sales contract with a guaranteed price.
When fully operational, the wind farm will generate enough electricity to cover the electricity consumption of around 26,000 homes per year, equal to around 15% of the population of the Haute-Marne department.
Voltalia noted it has two operational wind parks in the nearby Lorraine department, located some 150km away from the new project site, namely the 23.1-MW Sarry and the 10-MW Molinnons plants. Globally, the French firm has 1,226 MW of installed wind, solar, hydro and biomass energy capacity, with most of it coming from wind farms in Brazil.
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