Sceaux Wind Farm

EDP Renewables secures two more wind projects in France’s latest tender

Monday 17, July 2023
  • EDP Renewables applied for two projects in the recent wind tender by the Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE), that together will add over 35 MW of renewable energy to the company's portfolio. 

  • One of the awarded projects, the Sceaux Wind Farm, is the second-largest selected in this tender. 

Paris, 17 July 2023. EDP Renewables, leading global renewable company, is among the winners of the latest wind tender held by the Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE), securing over 35 MW of installed capacity to deploy in the coming years.  

EDPR has been granted a 20-year contract-for-difference (CfD) for two projects: the Sceaux Wind Farm (to be developed in Normandy) and the Grands Bails Wind Farm (that will be constructed in Hauts de France). 

The Sceaux project will consist of seven wind turbines that will be located in the municipalities of Londinières and Wanchy-Capval in Seine-Maritime. With a total of 29.4 MW, the turbines will generate up to 59 GWh per year, providing enough clean electricity to supply over 10,000 households. The Sceaux project fully aligns with the energy transition of the Seine-Maritime department and contributes to the national objectives of greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The park will avoid more than 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. EDP Renewables expects to put this project in operation by 2025. 

The Grands Bails project features 3.45 MW and will be in the municipality of Montloué in Aisne. It will produce over 10 GWh per year and can supply low-carbon energy to around 2,000 households annually. Through this project, more than 4,000 tons of CO2 emissions will be avoided annually.  

The allocation of these projects to EDPR is part of an auction that was initially planned for a volume of 925 MW but ended up reaching more than 1,1 GW, showing the positive momentum towards the energy transition in the French market. 

"The wind energy’s competitiveness in our electricity market is growing by every tender. The final capacity bided and the average weighted price of the total allocated volume proves it. Not only renewables provide a clean energy source but it also holds attractive economic potential. We are happy that France is dedicated to fostering innovation and renewable energy development at this crucial decade for the sustainability of our economies, and we are committed to supporting the country on its journey towards energy transition”, states Etienne Thomassin, EDPR’s Country Manager for France. 

Present in the country for over 15 years, EDP Renewables boasts an installed capacity of over 200 MW. Additionally, in 2023 the company has started the construction of its inaugural photovoltaic project in the country in collaboration with Kronos Solar. 


About EDP Renewables (EDPR) 

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is the world’s fourth-largest producer of wind and solar energy, and is present in 28 markets in Europe, North America, South America and Asia-Pacific. With headquarters in Madrid and leading regional offices in Houston, São Paulo and Singapore, EDPR has a sound development portfolio of top-level assets and market-leading operating capacity in renewable energies. Particularly worthy of note are onshore wind, distributed and large-scale solar, offshore wind (OW - through a 50/50 joint venture), and technologies to complement renewables such as storage and green hydrogen. 

EDPR's employee-centered policies have received recognition such as Top Workplace 2023 in the USA, Top Employer 2023 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Romania, Greece, Portugal and Poland) Colombia and Brazil, and are also included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. 

EDPR is a division of EDP (Euronext: EDP), a leader in the energy transition with a focus on decarbonization. Besides its strong presence in renewables (with EDPR and hydro operations), EDP has an integrated utility presence in Portugal, Spain and Brazil including electricity networks, client solutions and energy management. 

EDP – EDPR’s main shareholder – has been listed on the Dow Jones Index for 14 consecutive years, recently being named the most sustainable electricity company on the Index.