France Considers Third Offshore Wind Farm Tender
In order to step up efforts to attain its energy transition goals, France is thinking about launching another round of tenders just few weeks after launching the second offshore wind tender.
“We are thinking about a third tender,” said French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Reuters reports.
The tender would be launched after six-month national energy transition debate that is expected to end in May.
As the wind farms from the second round are expected to go online in 2021, experts believe France will miss its energy targets.
“There is an urgent need for the government to launch this tender to catch up on lost time and give some visibility to the sector,” said Nicolas Wolff, head of the wind power lobby FEE for Reuters.
Offshore WIND staff, January 22, 2013; Image:jmayrault