Total Wins 50 MW Solar Projects in Latest French Tender

Total Wins 50 MW Solar Projects in Latest French Tender

Fuel, natural gas, and electricity provider, Total Group has been awarded 50 megawatts (MW) of solar projects in the ninth round of the CRE 4 (French Energy Regulatory Commission) tender, through its renewable energy subsidiary in France, Total Quadran.

“Total thus confirms its position as number 1 in solar development in France with close to 400 MW, the largest volume awarded over the last 18 months,” the firm stated.

Most of the awarded sites will be developed on repurposed sites and will allow redesigning former industrial sites.

Total Quadran will ensure the construction, operation, and commissioning of these projects by 2022.

Senior Vice President Renewables of Total, Julien Pouget took the news to Twitter and wrote, “Total once again confirms its commitment to developing renewable energies in France. We are proud, through our participation in the French Energy Regulatory Commission’s calls for tenders, to participate in the transformation of the French energy landscape.”

Being a part of its ambition to get to a net-zero carbon-emitting firm by 2050, Total is developing a portfolio of activities in renewables and electricity that should account for up to 40 percent of its sales by 2050.

The company claims that at the end of 2020, Total’s gross power generation capacity worldwide was around 12 GW, including 7 GW of renewable energy. However, Total will continue to expand this business to reach 100 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources by 2030 to be among the world’s top 5 in renewable energies.

Total Quadran develops, builds, and operates renewable electricity generation resources (wind, photovoltaic, hydro, and biogas). It operates over 300 renewable energy plants in France totaling nearly 900 MW, generating 1,675 GWh of renewable electricity per year. This is the equivalent of the annual consumption of nearly 1,5 million people and annual savings of nearly 560,000 tons of CO2 emissions.

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