ENGIE has been awarded two tenders for solar and wind energy generation projects by the French Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive transition.
The contracts are part of the country’s latest renewable energy tenders designed to help the EU state to achieve goals set under its multi-annual energy plan.
With the award of 165MW, ENGIE is ranked N°1 in the solar tender.
Of the 235MW of new wind energy capacity to be installed, over 70MW will be installed by ENGIE Nouvelle Aquitaine, PACA, Grand Est, Normandy and Hauts de France.
ENGIE has 2.3GW of onshore wind and 1GW of solar energy capacity installed at 100% end of 2019 in France.
Globally, ENGIE has 26.9GW of renewable installed capacity at 100% at the end of 2019 and plans to build an additional 3GW of renewables per year between 2019 and 2021.
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Gwénaëlle Avice-Huet, ENGIE’s executive vice president in charge of renewables, said: “These successes, which will lead to us installing more than 235 MW of additional renewable capacity in France, testify to the quality of the offers presented and the Group’s competitiveness. They also demonstrate the ability of our teams to innovate and make the energy transition a reality at the heart of the regions. Renewable energies will be a pillar of the economic recovery of France and the world of tomorrow.”