Boralex has begun commercial commissioning of the 11 MW wind farm Blanches Fosses, situated in the French department of Aisne.
The commissioning of this wind farm raises the capacity of Boralex in France to 1.004 MW and its overall capacity to 2.066 MW worldwide.
“Blanches Fosses is the second wind farm commissioned in 2020 in France. In the midst of the health crisis, Blanches Fosses is proof that France is and remains a territory with high growth potential for renewable energy development. This is two celebrations in one with this commissioning and on our 30th anniversary, we were able to go above the symbolic 1 GW mark in operation in France.”Nicolas Wolff, vice-president and general manager Boralex, Europe.
“I want to acknowledge the commitment and the hard work of our employees and vendors in finishing up at the Blanches Fosses work site. Thanks to them, we were able to make up for work site delays that we had last spring because of the lockdowns and commission it on time.”Patrick Decostre, Boralex vice-president and COO.
The compensation top-up contract, for five Vestas V110 wind turbines with a unit power of 2.2 MW each is for a period of 15 years. The projected annual electricity production from this site is estimated to be over 29,500 MWh, equivalent to approximately 5,500 households’ annual consumption.
Boralex is one step closer to reaching its growth goal for its 2023 strategic plan with the commissioning of the Blanches Fosses wind farm, which aims to achieve an installed capacity of 2,800 MW by 2023.