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France has the second largest wind resource in Europe after the United Kingdom. Électricité de France, the main French electricity generator and supplier in France plans to increase its capacity to 10 GW in the year 2010.

The French government plans to produce 21% of its electricity consumption with renewable energy in 2010 to comply with European directive 2001/77/CE of 27 September 2001. This means that France has to produce 106 TWh of renewable energy in 2010 when it only produced 71 TWh in 2006. Wind power represents 75% of the 35 TWh additional production in 2010.[1]

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Wind power capacity in France
Region 28 August
2006
(MW)[2]
1 September
2007
(MW)[3]
Centre 244 315
Languedoc-Roussillon 215 281
Bretagne 168 254
Lorraine 100 208
Picardie 86 193
Champagne-Ardenne 102 157
Pays de la Loire 46 104
Rhône-Alpes 90 103
Auvergne 39 92
Nord-Pas de Calais 72 87
Midi-Pyrénées 33 83
Overseas department 27
Basse-Normandie 26 50
Territoire d'outre-mer 24
Haute-Normandie 16 36
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 29 31
Poitou-Charentes 12 21
Corsica 18 18
Limousin 9 9
Aquitaine 0 0
Bourgogne 0 0
Franche-Comté 12 0
Alsace 0 0
Total France 1 300 2 042

A 67 MW capacity can also be added for the DOM-TOM regions. This represents 1.718 wind turbines.

ReferencesEdit

  1. source: Jérôme Gosset et Thierry Ranchin: Bilan et prospective de la filière éolienne française) [1]
  2. Suivi-eolien.com
  3. Syndicat des énergies renouvelables

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