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French wind tenders break free of stagnation

With the allocation of more than four times as many megawatts as in the previous French onshore wind tender, prices dropped significantly. However, prices are only marginally lower than in the country's first tender.

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It seems the French onshore wind market has become fruitful again. In the third tender since the transition from fixed subsidies, 21 projects with a total capacity of 516 MW were awarded, informs the French energy ministry.

"The development of onshore wind is a cornerstone of France's energy and climate strategy and a key lever for decarbonizing energy production and achieving the target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. I am once again pleased to support the development of the sector through the selection of 21 new projects, which will make it possible to install 150 new wind turbines in the area," says energy minister François de Rugy.

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