FRANCE (Energy Portal) – According to the statement made by the French government, the offshore wind capacity target has been increased to 8.75GW.
The French government previously increased its offshore capacity wind supply target from 4.7 GW-5.2 GW to a maximum of 8.75 GW. The country plans to activate this capacity by 2028.
The increasing target has emerged in the country’s final energy roadmap, known as a report released last week. The plan envisages the establishment of 2.4 GW capacity with commissioning targeted until 2023. It is also planned to start operating wind power plants between 5.2 GW and 6.2 GW by 2028.
The offshore WPPs will be increased by 250 MW in Brittany next year and two more 250 MW regions will be established to catch in the Mediterranean. According to the official document, France will hold a tender of 1,000 MW of wind capacity each year, including onshore and offshore projects, in the 2024-2028 period.
The country’s ultimate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Also, to increase the share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption to 33%.