Boralex unveils 70 MW of new wind, solar awards in French tenders

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

April 2 (Renewables Now) - Canadian renewable energy company Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) said today that four of its wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 70.4 MW have been selected in France’s latest calls for tenders.

Two solar projects, namely the 15.4-MW Peyrolles en Provence in Bouches-duRhone department and the 12.5-MW La Cle des Champs in Haute-Loire, have emerged as winners in the seventh round of the call for tenders for ground-mounted solar plants.

At the same time, the 25.2-MW Mont de Bezard II and 17.3-MW Extension Seuil de Bapaume wind projects in Marne and Pas-de-Calais, respectively, were successful in the fifth round of the call for tenders for onshore wind schemes.

All four projects have obtained the required administrative authorisations, Boralex said, adding that it will get to sign a 20-year feed-in premium agreement for each of them. The company already has more than 100 MW in awarded wind power capacity under last year’s calls for tenders.

In all, Boralex has over 1,000 MW of French wind and solar projects at various stages of development, as well as 978 MW of operational wind, solar and thermal power capacity in the country.

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