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Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition today made public the 100 winning projects of the latest calls for tenders from the Energy Regulatory Commission for wind (CRE 1.6) and solar (CRE 4.8). With nearly 100 MW allocated, ENGIE is consolidating its role as a leader in the development of new renewable installations in France, in a context of increased competitiveness marked by a sharp drop in prices.
In wind power, ENGIE is leader of the session with 6 projects won, for a total of 69 MW, or more than a quarter of the volumes allocated.
In solar, ENGIE has qualified 2 projects, for a total of 28 MWp, and thus consolidates its lead, all sessions combined over its competitors, with nearly 860 MWp cumulative.
Gwénaëlle Avice-Huet, Deputy CEO of ENGIE, in charge of renewables said “These results demonstrate that ENGIE is meeting France’s ambitions for the energy transition, thanks to the commitment and expertise of all of its teams. They confirm the Group’s ambition to accelerate its development and its investments in renewable energies to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality. “.
In France, with nearly 80% of renewable energies in its energy mix *, ENGIE is the leading wind power producer (2.5 GW of installed capacity *), the leading solar photovoltaic producer (1.2 GWp of installed capacity *) , the leading alternative hydroelectric producer (3.9 GW of installed capacity *) and a major player in biogas.
The Group recently announced that it is refocusing its strategy on two growth areas serving the energy transition: renewable energies and infrastructure. Globally, ENGIE has 27.5 GW of renewable capacity installed as of June 2020. The Group aims to increase from 3 to 4 GW the annual additional capacity of renewable energy put into service worldwide in the medium term.
* Figures as of June 2020