Futuren Commission 2 Wind Farms in France, Bags Permit for Building Next

Futuren has commissioned two wind farms with a combined capacity of 50.8 MW and obtained a new building permit to install 4 wind turbines in France.

Futuren Wind Farms France

Futuren has announced that it has commissioned two wind farms with a combined capacity of 50.8 MW and obtained a new building permit, free of any third-party claim, to install 4 wind turbines in France.

The Coteaux wind farm, located on the territory of the municipalities of Feuges, Aubeterre, Montsuzain and Sainte-Maure, in the Aube French department, comprises 11 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 3.45 MW, for a total capacity of 38 MW. Commissioned in August 2019, it produces enough renewable electricity to meet the yearly electricity needs of more than 33,000 households.

The Mazurier wind farm, located on the territory of the town of Châtillon-lès-Sons, in the Aisne French department, includes 4 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 3.2 MW, for a total capacity of 12.8 MW. Commissioned in November 2019, this wind farm now generates renewable electricity, that will cover the yearly electricity needs of more than 12,000 households.

The Varaize wind project, located on the territory of the eponymous municipality, in the Charente-Maritime French department, obtained all the necessary authorizations, free of any third-party claim, for its construction and operation. The project will comprise 4 wind turbines. The turbine model is currently being selected.

The company is also continuing construction of the 15.4 MW Mottenberg wind farm in the Moselle French department.

Recently, we had reported that Boralex had successfully closed agreements to refinance almost all of its wind farm operations in France, for a total of USD 1.7 billion (EUR 1.1 billion), divided among three credit agreements maturing respectively in 2034, 2036 and 2040. This is the largest financing agreement in the renewable energy sector in France and the largest refinancing arrangement ever for the firm.

In May, it was reported that China and the US remained the most attractive markets for renewable energy in Ernst & Young’s 53rd edition of the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). The next spot was held by France which ranked third among the countries followed by India and Australia. France jumped two positions from the previously held 5 position thanks to its updated wind capacity targets. It was mainly as a result of its new focus on floating offshore wind capacity and the doubling of its annual onshore wind capacity targets, EY said.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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