EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) has acquired 11 wind farm sites, having a potential capacity of 600MW, in Scotland from a development and asset management firm Partnerships for Renewables.
Of the 11 acquired wind farm sites, seven sites are under development, one site is in the planning phase and the remaining three sites with a capacity of 100MW have secured planning agreement.
Majority of the sites are onshore facilities and are managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland.
The acquisition will enable EDF Group to expand its footprint in Scotland and renewable energy in the UK.
Presently, EDF ER has 319 MW under operation in Scotland and over 1GW under development. EDF ER also has 340MW Lewis Wind Farm projects under its contracts.
EDF Energy Renewables Chief Executive Matthieu Hue said: “EDF Energy Renewables has a well-established strategy to grow our business either by developing our own sites or through acquiring high calibre projects. This deal underlines our ambitions to develop our business further and to expand the number of windfarm projects we are developing.”
The purchase of the 11 wind farm sites follows the launching of new offices of EDF ER in Edinburgh in early 2017.
Seperately, EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of the French energy company EDF has acquired two solar projects, with a total capacity of 179MW, from First Solar.
The two solar projects Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects are under construction, located in Clark County in the state of Nevada. They are expected to begin commercial operations by the end of this July and September, respectively.