RWE starts construction of three onshore wind farms in France


France RWE has begun construction on three new onshore wind farms in France, with another three already under construction or in operation.

Together with the expansion of the existing Epine Marie Madeleine wind farms, the new Coupru and Allerey plants will have a total installed capacity of 50 megawatts (MW) and will be able to produce enough green electricity to supply over 28,000 French homes once operational in 2022.

The Epine Marie Madeleine wind farm, which will be expanded by 23 megawatts, is located in the northern French region of Hauts-de-France. After completion, the wind farm will consist of seven Nordex turbines capable of supplying carbon-neutral electricity to over 14,000 homes. The plant is scheduled to go into full operation in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The Allerey wind farm in eastern France has begun construction. RWE is constructing five Nordex turbines with a total capacity of 15 megawatts in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, about 60 kilometers west of Dijon. They are scheduled to be operational in 2022.

Five Nordex wind turbines with nominal capacities of 2.4 megawatts each are being erected for the Coupru wind farm (12 MW), which is also located in the Hauts-de-France region. On-site preparations have already begun for the French team. The project is a collaboration with TotalEnergies (50 percent ). The grid connection is scheduled for 2022.

RWE, as one of the world’s leaders in the renewables sector, is aggressively expanding its operations in France. RWE recently completed the country’s 26.4-MW Les Pierrots wind farm. Two additional projects in the Hauts-de-France region, Les Hauts Bouleaux (18 MW) and Martinpuich (15 MW), are currently under construction and will be operational in 2022.