Project for 5 new wind turbines in Stoumont and Aywaille

EDF Luminus, first challenger on the Belgian energy market, will present its new wind power project to the residents and local authorities of Stoumont and Aywaille today. The 5 planned wind turbines will supply 8,750 households with 35,000,000 kWh of green energy per annum.

 

Local residents are informed

Tonight, EDF Luminus will inform the residents and local authorities of its plans to build 5 wind turbines in Stoumont and Aywaille, between Lorcé and Paradis. During this meeting, those involved will be informed about the standard procedure and the planned environmental impact study. This study will be conducted by an independent consultancy and will take into account the remarks from local residents. The results will be made available to the public and the parties involved.

Positif impact on environment

When fully operational, the 5 wind turbines will supply 8,7500 households with 35,000,000 kWh of electricity per annum. This will offset 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions of a conventional coal-fired power station. This is equivalent to preventing the emissions of 6,600 cars (1) or 2,500 homes (2). The maximum installed capacity of each wind turbine is 3.5 MW. During periods of no wind, peaking power plants will be run to meet electricity demand.

Historically a green energy producer and supplier

EDF Luminus has invested in the production of renewable energy for over fifty years. Over 14% of its energy production comes from renewable sources of Belgian origin. EDF Luminus is an ambitious market player in the wind power industry. With a total of 92 wind turbines, EDF Luminus generates 311 GWh of energy each year. This is equivalent to the energy consumption of about 78,000 households. EDF Luminus has also submitted applications for increasing its production capacity by over 100 MW of wind power.

(1)  Based on 15.000 km/year and an average emission of 152,5 9 CO2/km in Belgium

(2)  Based on an average emission of 6.150 kg/home

 

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We produce electricity and provide energy as well as energy services. We are the number one in onshore wind energy and hydropower in Belgium. Our company, EDF Luminus, plays a central role in securing energy supplies in Belgium thanks to several natural gas power plants that enable us to respond to the variable character of solar and wind energy. With an installed capacity of 2,054 MW in September 2018, EDF Luminus represents about 10% of the total installed capacity in Belgium. Under our brand name Luminus, we sell electricity, natural gas and energy services to approximately 2 million private and corporate clients, accounting for a commercial market share of about 20%. We invest in future energy challenges by offering innovative solutions to clients in the field of energy efficiency and by keeping focusing on sustainable energy development. We have almost 2,000 employees. The majority of these people are fully dedicated to the development of energy efficiency services and renewable energy. For the sixth year in a row, our company is among the 64 companies that have been elected Top Employer in Belgium. We have strong ties with local communities and boast the expertise of the EDF Group, one of the world leaders in the energy industry. More information is available on www.edfluminus.be

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