France chooses winners in wind and solar markets – reNews

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The French ministry of ecological and inclusive transition bought around 750 MW of wind power and 630 MW of ground photovoltaic capacity in its latest offer.

The winning projects of the country’s fifth national call for onshore wind turbines include the 25.2MW Mont de Bezard 2 in the Marne department and the 17.3MW Extension Seuil de Bapaume in Pas-de-Calais, all two developed by Boralex.

Other project winners include Ty Nevez Mouric with 21 MW of EPDR in Côtes-d’Armor, Luce 1 with 30.8 MW, developed by Enertrag in the Somme, and Chemin des Haguenets Sud with 17, 6 MW of Engie in the Oise.

Boralex, Peyrolles in Provence’s 15.4 MW photovoltaic projects in the Bouches-du-Rhône department and La Clé des Champs of 12.5 MW in Haute-Loire were also among the sites selected under the seventh call of offers of the ministry for the solar mounted ”.

Engie also won more than 90 MW of capacity, the largest of which is the 27.3 MW Artillery Park in Bouches-du-Rhône.

The selected projects will benefit from a buyout premium agreement over a period of 20 years from the date of commissioning.

Nicolas Wolff, Vice-President and General Manager of Boralex for Europe, said: “This success confirms that Boralex is developing competitive projects, but also underlines the vitality of solar energy, a sector for which we have ambitious objectives in France and North America.

“For 20 years, we have consciously strived to locate our projects locally, so that they promote jobs and economic benefits while allowing communities to fully engage with their energy transition goals.”

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