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Moderate price decline in France's first wind auction

A turbine manufacturer is one of the big winners in the first of six scheduled auctions of onshore wind ahead of 2020, where the price, despite a decline, is still 40 percent higher than at the last German auction.

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The average price at the first French onshore wind auction came to EUR 65.4/MWh, marking a decline of 9.2 percent compared to the prices during the previous tariff-based support regime.

It is also 12.6 percent below the price cap of EUR 74.8/MWh, according a press release from the French Ministry for an Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

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