Italian energy company ERG SpA (BIT:ERG) announced on Monday it has won two wind projects with a combined capacity of roughly 27 MW in France's sixth onshore wind tender.
The 19.8-MW Champagne I and the 6.9-MW Vallee de l'Aa 2 Estension were awarded to ERG's units Parc Eolien des Bouchats SARL and WP France 10 SAS, respectively. Through the auction, the schemes secured a 20-year contract for difference, the Italian firm said.
ERG is set to invest EUR 33 million (USD 38.9m) in the schemes. It expects to break ground on both wind projects by the first quarter of 2021.
Located in the region of Hauts-de-France, Vallee de l'Aa is scheduled to be up and running within the fourth quarter of 2021, while Champagne I is poised to start producing power for the Grand-Est region by the second quarter of 2022.
Once operational, the two wind parks will be able to generate around 66 GWh per year, or enough to meet the demands of about 22,500 households, ERG estimates.