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France plans to send more offshore wind to tender

The French government wants to add a further 2 GW to its public tenders during this decade.

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Ahead of 2028, France plans to send more than 8 GW of offshore wind capacity to tender, up from the country's hitherto target of 6 GW, shows the government's latest plan, dubbed Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie.

According to the updated plan, between 5.2 and 6.2 GW of offshore wind will be in operation in 2028 against the prior interval of 4.7-5.2 GW. Although the capacity target for 2023 has remained constant at 2.4 GW, which entails the six projects that have already secured approvals.

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