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26/03/2012

EDF Energies Nouvelles acquires a wind development project in Texas

enXco, the US subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, today announced it has closed a purchase agreement with Element Power, a developer and operator of renewable projects, to acquire the 150 MW Bobcat Bluff wind project under development in Texas in the United States.

The construction of the Bobcat Bluff wind project, located in Archer County in Texas, south of Wichita Falls, is expected to begin this spring. With a capacity of up to 150 MW, it will be equipped with General Electric 1.5 MW turbines. The wind park is expected to enter operations in December 2012.

The uncertainty surrounding the renewal of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy projects post 2012 has created opportunities for EDF Energies Nouvelles to move into regions where it was not already operating. This agreement follows the recent project acquisitions of Spinning Spur (Texas, 161 MW) in January 2012 and Chestnut Flats (Pennsylvania, 38 MW) in December 2011 and allows the Group to boost its production capacity in the United States.

With Shiloh IV, Pacific Wind and Spearville 3 projects, enXco will build and commission more than 650 MW of wind in the United States in 2012.

About EDF Energies Nouvelles

Operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 6,358MW of gross installed capacity. With a development focused on wind and solar photovoltaic energy, the Company recently entered new promising markets: Israel, Morocco, South Africa and Poland, and is expanding its business in offshore wind energy. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biogas, biomass and small hydro as well as in distributed energies. EDF EN manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own accord and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group and its renewable energy arm.

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