June 14 (Renewables Now) - Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) has won projects with a combined capacity of 68.2 MW in France’s latest onshore wind tender round, the Canadian renewables developer said on Thursday.
The three particular projects are Bois des Fontaines (25.2 MW), Helfaut (20 MW) and the Caumont Cheriennes (23 MW). Boralex participated in the competition with 118 MW of bids but was awarded 68.2 MW. The overall capacity of winning projects in the tender, France's third one for onshore wind, was 516 MW.
After the commissioning of each of the selected projects, the Canadian developer will be awarded a 20-year feed-in premium agreement. The schemes are currently at different stages of the permitting process.
Commenting on the French market, Nicolas Wolff, vice-president and general manager of Boralex Europe said: "We believe that France is—and will remain—a major market for the development of our renewable energy projects, which are structuring and promising for the country's economy.”
In France, Boralex has over 1,000 MW of wind and solar projects at various development stages. Its installed wind, solar and thermal power generation capacity in the country stands at 951 MW.