Published on 24th April 2020
The French government has lifted its offshore wind
procurement target to a maximum of 8.75 GW from 4.7 GW-5.2 GW previously,
planning to bring this capacity online by 2028.
The PPE has revised, which increased the planned operating offshore capacity from 4.7 GW to 5.2 GW to between 5.2 to 6.2 GW by 2028. The intended target of operating capacity for 2023 is 2.4 GW and 6.2 by 2028.
In 2020, a tender will be released for 1000
MW offshore wind project in Manche Est Mer du Nord.
In 2021 and 2022, a tender would be released for wind farm between 500-1000 MW wind farm off the coast of Oléron.
Another 3*250 MW floating wind farm tenders will
see in Brittany and the Mediterranean areas. (Three tenders for three separate
250 MW projects)
In 2023, another tender is expected to release for
1000 MW fixed bottom wind projects for which the location is not yet known.
From 2024, France might release 1 GW of tender,
either floating or fixed bottom wind project, depending upon the prices and
MEP/PPE was established by the French Energy Transition For
Green Growth Act, which plans government strategic
priorities in terms of energy policy. It is a rational action plan
concentrated on completing the transition towards an energy system that is more
efficient, more diverse, less wasteful, and more resilient.
For the first time in the history of France, it
created a comprehensive strategy that caters to all the aspects of energy policy.
It assures the commitment towards the reduction
of energy consumption through fossil fuels.
MEP also planned to quantitative objectives to
develop all forms of renewable energy with the support of the national
MEP abides the national low-carbon strategy
adopted in October 2015, which is a vital tool in honoring the Paris Climate