10.1.2008: Meldung: Theolia announced the industrial commissioning of wind farms

Theolia and its subsidiary Ventura have announced the industrial commissioning, on 15 December 2007, of four wind farms at the Castelnau-Pégayrols site with a nominal power of 29.9 MW.

A 29.9 MW wind site entirely developed by the Theolia Group Located in Aveyron (municipality of Castelnau-Pégayrols) the site has 13 wind turbines with a total power of 29.9 MW and is divided into four wind farms: Les Plos (11.5 MW), Le Puech (11.5 MW), La Fage (4.6 MW) and Les Pins (2.3 MW). The site was developed and constructed by Ventura (group subsidiary), which will also operate the four wind farms.

The site has 13 Enercon (type E70) turbines each with unit power of 2.3 MW. The height of the installation is 99.5 m to the end of the turbine blades, the central generator is 64 m in height and the rotor diameter is 71 m.

The scheduled annual electricity production of the Castelnau-Pégayrols wind farm will be approximately 88 million kWh, providing electricity coverage for about 26,830 people, including heating, or an estimated 40,200 people excluding heating. This way of producing electricity saves 72,160 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

A project started at the end of 2000, confirming the Group s growing potential in France
The development, construction and operation of the Castelnau-Pégayrols wind farm project started in late 2000. Ventura initiated its feasibility studies for a wind farm at the site and following contact with the local authority at the start of 2001, Ventura carried out environmental impact studies and technical design studies for the wind farm.

The building permit was filed in June 2003 and granted in June 2004. Construction work started in April 2006 and all four wind farms began operating during the second half of December 2007.

Theolia is a leading European electricity producer from renewable energy. The Group operates France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy and, via its subsidiary Theolia Emerging Markets, in a range of emerging markets including India, Brazil, some of Eastern Europe and Morocco.
Theolia is quoted on section B of Euronext Paris, under the mnemonic TEO. The shares have been on the SBF Index since 24 September 2007 and on the NEXT 150 Index since 2 January 2008.

For further information please contact :
Dolores Muniz
Directeur de la Communication
Tél : +33 (0)4 42 904 904
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