EDF Energies Nouvelles will realize a new solar project (115 Mwp) in Brazil

Paris, June 19, 2017 – EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the acquisition by its subsidiary EDF-EN do Brasil, a photovoltaic solar power facility project to be built. This future central Pirapora II will have an installed capacity of 115 Mwp.

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EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development in the renewable energy sector in Brazil. With this new project, he holds a portfolio in the construction of 489 MW, of which 183 MW of wind and 306 Mwp of solar.

EDF Energies Nouvelles has acquired the project of photovoltaic power plant of Pirapora II, at the height of 80% of Canadian Solar Inc, who remains a shareholder of the project to the tune of 20% and ensures the manufacturing of photovoltaic panels in its local factory.

The project of Pirapora II (115 MWc) has a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a term of 20 years and its commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2018.

Located in the south-east region of the country, the project is adjacent to Pirapora I (191 MWc), another solar power plant currently under construction, also owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles in partnership with Canadian Solar Inc.

Of a total installed capacity of more than 300 Mwp, the solar energy generated by these two projects will represent the annual electricity consumption of 323 000 households in brazil.

Antoine Cahuzac, Executive Director of the EDF Group, in charge of Renewable Energies and Director General of EDF Energies Nouvelles said : “These future projects confirm the high ambitions of the EDF Group in Brazil. With beautiful natural resources and growing energy needs, Brazil is an important market for EDF Group, which aims to double its renewable energy capacity in France as well as internationally by 2030, as part of its strategy 2030 “.

ABOUT EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES
EDF Energies Nouvelles is an international leader in renewable electricity, with an installed capacity of over 9.5 GW gross in the world. Its development is focused mainly on wind and solar photovoltaic.

It is mostly present in Europe and North America, EDF energies nouvelles continues its development, taking a position on promising new markets and in new countries such as South Africa, Brazil, Chile, China or India.

The Company, which is positioning itself strongly in the sector of offshore wind farms, is also present on other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, distributed energies as well as energy storage. EDF energies nouvelles ensures the development and construction of renewable energy projects as well as their operation and maintenance, for its own account and for the account of third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF group dedicated to renewable energy development. For more information : www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

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