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Decarbonizing and decentralizing with the development of renewable electricity

The move toward more diverse and more complementary energies also includes renewable electricity. Factored into the ENGIE energy mix is the development of renewable electrical energy.

ENGIE supports the ambitions of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which sets targets for the rise in the share of renewables in final energy consumption to 23% in 2020 and 32% in 2030.

  • Tarfaya, one of the largest wind farms in Africa.
  • The Mirzapur solar park in India was inaugurated in March 2018.

The French leader in solar power, with 1,000 MW of installed capacity, and onshore wind power, with 1,800 MW of installed capacity (and a target of 3 GW by 2021), ENGIE is also the leading alternative producer of hydroelectricity with over 3,820 MW installed at the end of 2017.

ENGIE, leader in renewable energies in France

  • No. 1 in onshore wind power, with 1,900 MW of installed capacity in France and a development target of 3 GW by 2021
  • No. 1 in solar power in France with 1,000 MW of installed capacity and an ambition of 2.2 GW of solar power by 2021
  • The leading alternative producer of hydroelectricity with over 3,820 MW installed at the end of 2017
  • A key player in renewable offshore energies, with two offshore wind projects producing combined power of approximately 1,000 MW (to be commissioned in 2021) and a pilot floating wind farm project

Solutions and projects in renewable energies

ENGIE develops technologies and projects in renewables in all the countries in which it operates. This includes wind and solar projects in France as well as in such countries as Morocco, India, Chile and South Africa.

Some examples of ENGIE’s very strong ambitions:

Wind energy: the energy transition and the support of territories, which are at the heart of ENGIE’s commitments, are becoming even more concrete.

"By combining organic growth with external growth, the share of renewable energies in our energy mix is now close to 70%" says Gwenaëlle Huet, CEO of ENGIE France Renewables.

Acquisition of a portfolio of roughly 500 MW of onshore wind projects in France

ENGIE has reinforced its leading position in the wind energy sector in France with the acquisition of a portfolio of roughly 500 MW of onshore wind projects under development through the purchase of 100% of shares in Saméole, an independent developer of wind projects in France.This acquisition reinforces ENGIE’s leading position in the onshore wind energy market with 1,900 MW of capacity installed in France. The group has very high ambitions, with a target of developing 3 GW of wind energy and 2.2 GW of solar energy by 2021.

25 solar photovoltaic projects in France:

Through its ENGIE Green, LANGA and Compagnie Nationale du Rhône subsidiaries, ENGIE has won 25 photovoltaic projects in France, approximately 230 MW out of the 710 MW awarded.

The Mirzapur power plant, the largest solar park in Uttar Pradesh, India

On March 12, 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ENGIE solar power plant in Mirzapur, at a ceremony also attended by Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE. With a capacity of 101 MWp, the facility is the largest solar project in Uttar Pradesh. ENGIE was awarded the Mirzapur solar project in May 2016 for a price of INR 4.43/kWh (roughly $68/MWh), and it subsequently signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in June 2016.
ENGIE has been present for over two decades in India, and has a total installed capacity of 810 MWp in solar and 80 MW in wind in the country.

ENGIE is continuing its development in renewable energies in India, with several projects having been signed recently:

  • the signing of a power purchase agreement for the Kadapa solar power plant, in Andra Pradesh (338 MWp)
  • the start of commercial operation of the Bhadla solar power plant, in Rajasthan (190 MWp)
  • the award of a 30 MW wind project in Gujarat and a 50 MW wind project in Tamil Nadu.

Tarfaya, one of the largest wind farms in Africa

The Tarfaya wind farm is located in the south of Morocco, 20 km from the town of Tarfaya on the Atlantic coast, where conditions are ideal for generating wind energy. With a capacity of 301 MW, this is one of the largest wind farms in Africa to date. It consists of 131 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each.
Tarfaya is operated under a 20-year “Build, Own, Operate and Transfer” (BOOT) contract by Tarec, between ENGIE and Nareva Holding.
The facility prevents the emission of 900,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and accounts for around 40% of Morocco’s total wind power capacity.

Key figures:

  • Commissioned: December 2014
  • 900,000 t of CO2
  • 15% of Morocco’s target for wind energy
  • 40% of Morocco’s total wind energy capacity

The wind farm will supply 15 % of the 2 GW target that Morocco has set for wind energy in its renewables plan, which aims to produce 52% of its electricity from green energies by 2020.

You can find a series of articles, interviews and key figures on ENGIE’s view of the energy mix on our dedicated page.

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