French tender is excellent news for the wind industry

The price of EUR 50 per MWh is only a fourth of that at the most recent tender in 2014. The competitive prices show that the French market is ready for even more offshore wind, says Wind Europe.

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Things are looking brighter for the wind industry in France, says trade association Wind Europe after an EDF-headed consortium with Enbridge and Innogy won Friday's tender for an offshore wind farm of 600 MW in Dunkerque.

With a winning bid of less than EUR 50 per MWh over a 20-year period, the tender manifested a landmark price drop in France, where the most recent tenders in 2012 and 2014 landed at around EUR 200 per MWh.

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