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Boralex confirms 32.6 MW of awards in French onshore wind tender

Wind farm in Canada. Image by: Boralex (www.boralex.com).

October 10 (Renewables Now) - Canadian renewable energy company Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) has secured 32.6 MW of wind projects in France’s latest tender for onshore wind power capacity, it said on Wednesday.

The two winning projects are the Seuil de Cambresis Phase 2, with a capacity of 19.8 MW, and the 12.8-MW Extension de la Plaine d'Escrebieux. Both schemes are fully-permitted and once completed, will enable Boralex to sign a 20-year feed-in premium agreement.

Boralex secured the capacity in France’s fourth call for tenders, which ended up awarding 576 MW of capacity. The average price of the 20 successful schemes stood at EUR 66.5 (USD 73.06) per MWh, according to government data.

The Canadian firm noted it has won 100 MW wind projects since France launched the six-step procurement initiative at the start of 2019 to back its goal of adding 3 GW of onshore wind through 500-MW auctions. Its under-development wind and solar capacity in France, meanwhile, exceeds 1,000 MW, Boralex added.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.099)

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