The 7.5 MW Sortosville-en-Beaumont wind farm, the first in the Basse-Normandie region of northern France, was inaugurated in December. EOLE-RES developed the project, which it then sold to CEPE du Cotentin which built and operates the park. GE Wind Energy supplied the five 1.5 MW turbines. EOLE-RES also recently completed a 6.8 MW wind plant on the Plateau Ardéchois in the south-central Ardéche department. Consisting of eight Vestas 850 kW machines, the plant is owned and operated by EOLE-RES through its subsidiary CEPE de Plateau Ardéchois Sarl. Forthcoming EOLE-RES projects include a 20.8 MW installation at Haut-Cabardès in the Aude department of Languedoc-Roussillon, currently under construction, and a 21 MW plant at Roussas, in the Rhône-Alps, scheduled for 2005. The company says it has a further 1500 MW on its books, including a bid for 80 MW in the English Channel. The bid was submitted by a joint venture between Eole Technologie and British company Renewable Energy Systems (RES), but RES took over full ownership in June.
Windpower Monthly Events
Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol