SIIF Energies, the renewable energy subsidiary of utility EDF, is steadily increasing its share of the French wind market. It has brought the Oupia wind farm in Hérault département into operation in the south-west of the country. The project consists of nine NEG Micon 900 kW turbines. Another two wind farms using NEG Micon units, Riols (also in Hérault), with four 900 kW turbines, and St Simon (in Aisne, Picardie), which is to have four 2.75 MW turbines, are approaching completion. SIIF's first metropolitan project was the 19.5 MW Bouin development, still one of France's largest wind farms. The three new wind farms will give SIIF a total capacity in mainland France of 42 MW. SIIF Energies has also built wind farms in Corsica and Guadaloupe, as well as in Portugal, the UK and the US.
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