The new wind farm consists of nine 3MW turbines located at an altitude of 1,400m in the Les Taillades hills


Image: The new wind farm consists of nine 3MW turbines. Photo: courtesy of A_Different_Perspective from Pixabay.

EDF Renewables has commissioned Les Taillades, a wind farm with 27 MW installed capacity located in the Lozère department. This new facility is perfectly aligned with the EDF Group’s Cap 2030 strategy, which aims to double the EDF Group’s renewable energy capacity in France and worldwide to 50 GW net by 2030.

The new wind farm consists of nine 3 MW turbines located at an altitude of 1,400m in
the Les Taillades hills. The area lies in the Chasseradès and Bastide-Puylaurent municipalities in the Massif de la Gardille, north of Mont Lozère and the Cévennes.

The energy generated by the facility will be equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 30,000 people, or close to 40% of Lozère’s population.

Several local businesses were involved in the construction project thanks to the social and environmental charter put in place by EDF Renewables. Up to 100 people worked on building the facility, which took more than 20 months to complete. Local officials have paid tribute to the EDF Group’s commitment and that of its subsidiary EDF Renewables to the area’s economic development and energy transition.

Close attention has been paid to environmental and local concerns throughout the project to integrate the wind farm successfully. For example, a local community project – due to be signed shortly – by EDF Renewables and the Mont-Lozère community of municipalities aims to energise and add value to the local (landscape, architectural and tourist) heritage.

EDF Renewables owns 528.5 MW in installed capacity (483.4 MW in wind and 45.1 MWp in solar energy) in the Occitanie region, making it an active contributor to the region’s and France’s energy transition.

Source: Company Press Release