EDF Renewables and its partner, Windvision have announced that they have secured a 226MW project in France’s latest auction for onshore wind projects. The wind farm known as the ‘ Mont des Quatre Faux project’ will be located near Rethel, in the Ardennes department of France’s Grand Est region. It will be spread across seven municipalities and will be built at an estimated cost of Euro 250 million. Once running, the project will be equipped to fuel the power needs of around 250,000 people.
The project was last year authorised by the Administrative Court of Chalons-en-Champagne however, it is currently being challenged in the administrative court of appeal. The final investment decision is expected to be confirmed during the course of 2022.
In the seventh round of its tender programme for onshore wind, France allocated 520 MW of projects. The auction witnessed a fall in average prices of 0.34 per cent from the previous tender to EUR 59.50 per MWh. The tender was oversubscribed by 545 MW.
EDF renewables is one of the global leaders in green energy. The company develops, builds, and operates renewable energy plants in over 20 countries across the globe. As of June 2020, the company has a total installed renewable capacity of 13, 287 MW with another 8, 869 MW in various stages of development.