France’s Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) today announced it has won contracts for 28.4 MW of onshore wind capacity in a recent national call for tenders in its home country.
The renewable power plants operator is set to sign a 20-year power sales agreement for 14 MW of the capacity that will be installed as part of its 38-MW Rives Charentaises project. The cluster, to be located in the Charente and Vienne departments of Nouvelle Aquitaine region, will use a total of 19 turbines. An additional 24 MW of its overall capacity is eligible for a 20-year regulated tariff, Voltalia said, adding that it is considering raising funds through crowdfunding.
From its 32.4-MW Laignes project in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region, 14.4 MW were awarded in the same tender. Voltalia will get a 20-year power sales contract for this portion and possibly receive the regulated tariff for another 18 MW. The whole plant will be made up of 10 turbines.
“The completion of the Rives Charentaises project will contribute to Voltalia’s 2023 ambition, while that of Laignes will take place later,” the French firm said.
Voltalia won the capacity in the seventh round of France’s programme for onshore wind, which was completed in February. A total of 520 MW of projects were selected in the oversubscribed round, in which the average bids of EUR 59.50 (USD 71.2) per MWh, declined by 0.34% from the previous edition.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.197)
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