EDF EN Mexico and Mitsui Announce Participation in Wind Power Generation Project in Mexico

The project, now in an advanced stage of construction, is scheduled to start commercial operation in April, 2014.

TOKYO & MEXICO CITY--EDF EN Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. (EDF EN Mexico) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) today announced the close of the acquisition by which Mitsui, through MIT Renewables Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (MITRE Mexico), its Mexican subsidiary, acquired 50 percent ownership in the common stock of Eoliatec del Pacifico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., who owns the 160 megawatt (MW) Santo Domingo Wind Project. The total project cost is approximately MXN 5.0 billion (approximately JPY 38 billion).


EDF EN Mexico completed the development activities and closed on the financing arrangements for Santo Domingo which is located in Oaxaca. The project, now in an advanced stage of construction, is scheduled to start commercial operation in April, 2014. Power generated from the project will be delivered to various entities of two major private-sector corporations, based on power purchase agreements for 15 years. The agreement follows Mitsui's acquisition in February 2013 of 50 percent of the Bii Stinu (164 MW) wind project, located in the same area of Oaxaca.

EDF EN Mexico additionally owns a 67.5 MW wind farm in operation and 300 MW in development in Oaxaca. EDF EN Group's portfolio of renewable energy assets includes 6,358 MW* throughout 17 countries in Europe and North America. Its operation and maintenance services subsidiary extends its activities to more than 8,000 MW of renewable power assets globally.

Mitsui is the No.2 IPP (Independent Power Producer) in Mexico, participating in six other gas-fired combined cycle power stations. The company also has presence in various infrastructure business in Mexico, including the operation of gas-pipeline, an LNG receiving terminal, local gas distribution, effluent treatment projects for refinery plants, as well as water supply and sewage treatment projects for the municipality. With its local expertise obtained through these businesses and knowledge in power projects carried out globally, Mitsui aims to strengthen the diversified power generation portfolio in the country thereby contributing to the establishment of sustained energy supply and low carbon social infrastructure in Mexico, in order to meet the expected growth of electricity demand.

*Installed capacity as of 30 June 2013

Santo Domingo Wind Power Project Overview:

1) Project Company:
Eoliatec del Pacifico, S.A.P.I. de C.V.

2) Ownership:
EDF EN Mexico 50%
MITRE Mexico 50%

3) Location:
Oaxaca, Mexico

4) Capacity:
160 MW (Gamesa Wind Turbine 2 MW x 80)

5) Commercial Operation:
April, 2014 (Scheduled)

6) Off-takers:
Arcelor Mittal Lazaro Cardenas, Walmart

ABOUT EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES

Operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 6,358 MW of gross installed capacity. With a development focused on wind and solar photovoltaic energy, the Company recently entered new promising markets: Israel, Morocco, South Africa and Poland, and is expanding its business in offshore wind energy. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biogas, biomass and small hydro as well as in distributed energies. EDF EN manages renewable energy projects' development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group and its renewable energy arm. For more information, please visit: www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com.

ABOUT MITSUI

Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world, with 147 offices in 67 countries as of December 2013. Utilizing global operating locations, network and information resources, Mitsui is multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: iron and steel products, mineral and metal resources, infrastructure projects, integrated transportation systems, chemicals, energy, food resources, food products and services, consumer services, and innovation & corporate development. Mitsui is actively taking on challenges for global business innovation around the world. http://www.mitsui.com/jp/en/index.html

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