RWE scores triple success in French onshore wind auction

Image shows RWE's Les Hauts Bouleaux onshore wind farm in operation in France.

The award of three projects with a total capacity of 43.5 megawatts confirms RWE as a leading player in the French wind energy market.

RWE has scored a triple success in an onshore wind auction in France after the French regulation body, Commission de Regulation de l’énergie, awarded RWE three onshore wind projects with a total capacity of 43.5 megawatts (MW).

The Beg ar C’Hra project is located in Brittany with a planned capacity of 14.7 MW. All permits have been received and construction is scheduled to start before year-end 2023.

The Catillon Fumechon project is located in Les Hauts de France, which is halfway between Paris and Amiens. A grid connection agreement has been signed recently and should allow for the production of the first kilowatt-hours in the first quarter of 2025.

The third project, a 14.4 MW extension of the existing RWE wind farm Les Nouvions, commissioned in 2023, is also located in the region of Les Hauts de France.

RWE Renouvelables France is one of the leading developers and producers of renewable energy in the French market. With 210 employees throughout France, the company develops, finances, builds and operates wind and solar farms. RWE is currently developing more than 900 MW of onshore wind projects and 400 MWp of solar projects and has commissioned around 150 MW in two years. It also has a presence in all of France’s offshore wind energy tenders.