French Government has increased its offshore wind ambition in the latest
draft of the programmations pluriannuelles de l’énergie (PPE), which sets
out the country’s energy strategy for the period 2019-2028.
The Government aims to increase its installed offshore wind target from
4.7-5.2 GW to 5.2-6.2 GW by 2028. The PPE sets out a tender programme for
an additional 1 GW fixed project to be tendered in 2021-2022 and 2023 and
a second 250 MW floating project in the Mediterranean in 2022. Annual tendering
capacity from 2024-2028 for fixed and floating has also been increased
from 500 MW to 1 GW.
The increase was sparked by the success of the 500 MW Dunkirk
auction in June 2019, which saw an EDF-led consortium win with a dramatically
lower bid than expected of €44/MWh. The PPE envisages prices for fixed
and floating to range from €50-60/MWh and €110-120/ MWh for future tenders.
A public consultation on the PPE started on 20th January and will close
on 19th February.
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