EDP sells 49% of French portfolio

FRANCE: EDP Renewables has sold 49% of its nine-wind farm portfolio in France to energy trader Axpo.

ECO 100-3MW turbines at EDP Renewables' Le Vieux Moulin plant in France

The projects have a total capacity of 100MW from 49 wind turbines. EDP will remain the majority stakeholder.

Axpo is an alliance of five Swiss cantonal electricity utilities.

EDP projects in France include the 12MW Saint Barnabé and the 10MW Le Gollot in Brittany. Vestas has supplied the largest number of projects.

The most recent wind farms came online in 2011. The oldest project is Patay in central France.