The European Commission has granted approval for plans to build six new offshore wind farms in France.
Each wind farm – Courselles-sur-Mer, Fécamp, Saint-Nazaire, Iles d’Yeu/Noirmoutier, Dieppe/Le Tréport and Saint-Brieuc – will consist of 62 to 83 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 450 MW to 498 MW per farm.
The selected installations will receive support in the form of feed-in tariffs over a 20 year period. The construction of the first of the wind farms is to start this year and they should be operational as of 2022. Once finalised, the wind farms will increase France’s renewables generation capacity by about three gigawatts.
The Commission assessed the six support measures under EU State aid rules, in particular the Commission’s 2008 Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection. The Commission found that: the support measures will help France boost its share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources to meet its climate targets, in line with the environmental objectives of the EU. The level of aid granted to the six projects is proportionate and does not entail overcompensation of the beneficiaries, in line with the requirements of the Guidelines.
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