RWE and partners win 119MW French onshore wind tenders

29 November 2023
RWE and partners win 119MW French onshore wind tenders

German electric utility RWE has won five onshore wind tenders in the latest bidding round held in France, with 119MW of gross capacity and 80MW pro-rata capacity.

The company secured the five projects from France’s Commission for the Regulation of Energy.

Three are 100% owned by RWE and two will be developed with partners Vent du Nord and David Energies/Energiter.

Across 13 onshore wind power tenders in the country, RWE won a total of 384MW, becoming the third most awarded company.

It now plans to install 37 wind turbines across the regions of Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Pays de la Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Construction is expected to commence by the end of 2024, with operations beginning in 2025.

RWE Renewables Europe and Australia CEO Katja Wünschel stated: “I would like to congratulate the teams who have achieved these results in a complex market. These five winning projects with our partners underline once again how effective our strategy in France is.

“We owe this to our experienced team, which manages a large portfolio of development projects. Our ambition is to promote competitive projects that are very well integrated into their local areas with the aim to make energy transition a reality.”