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TotalEnergies and RWE inaugurate Vilpion onshore wind farm – another step towards the energy transition

Posted on 09 April 2024

TotalEnergies and RWE inaugurate Vilpion onshore wind farm – another step towards the energy transition
  • New 15-MW wind farm in Vilpion comprises 5 turbines
  • Capable of supplying around 25,000 homes with green electricity for 30 years

 Lille/Essen, April 5th, 2024

 Today, TotalEnergies and RWE inaugurated the new Vilpion wind farm in the region of Aisne in France. This major project underlines both companies’ commitment to developing renewable energies and combating climate change. Located in the municipalities of Voharies, Saint-Gobert, Lugny, Houry and Thiernu, the 15-megawatt (MW) wind farm comprises five turbines, each with a capacity of 3 MW.

After the commissioning of the first wind turbines on September 2023, the Vilpion wind farm is now fully operational, enabling an annual production of 38 gigawatt hours (GWh). This will help to avoid 68,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the plant[1]. This production volume is equivalent to the electricity consumption, not including heating, of more than 25,000 residents in metropolitan France.

“The new Vilpion wind farm illustrates the successful collaboration between TotalEnergies, RWE, local elected representatives and all key stakeholders, and it reflects our shared commitment to developing more green electricity generation projects in our region,” says Anna Lafont, Regional Development Director North of TotalEnergies Renouvelables France.

“The inauguration of the Vilpion wind farm in collaboration with TotalEnergies demonstrates our vision of the energy transition – putting global thinking into local action, symbolising the synergy between local players, residents and the expertise provided by companies like ours. I’d like to congratulate all the teams who worked on this successful project to produce even more green electricity in the Aisne region,” emphasises Joseph Fonio, CEO RWE Renouvelables France.

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