Paris 7 marzo 2024
Neoen wins 119 MWp in solar projects in France 
  • Neoen was awarded seven ground-mounted solar projects amounting to 119 MWp in the latest call for tenders issued by the French government’s Energy Regulation Commission (CRE) 
  • Following this fifth session, Neoen remains the top awardee in governmental Programmation Pluriannuelle de l’Energie PPE2 ground-mounted PV tender, with a total of 479 MWp won over the past two years. 
  • It confirms Neoen’s status as leading French independent producer of renewable energy 

Neoen (ISIN Code: FR0011675362, ticker: NEOEN), one of the world’s leading producers of exclusively renewable energy is announcing that it has been awarded 119 MWp of solar projects in the latest call for tenders held by the French government’s Energy Regulation Commission (CRE). With seven projects ranging from 5 to 30 MWp, Neoen ranks second in terms of capacity awarded in this session and remains, with 479 MWp, the top awardee for the whole PPE2 call of tenders that began two years ago. 

In developing these projects, Neoen worked closely with local authorities and stakeholders in the Grand Est, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie regions of France. The number and diversity of projects demonstrate Neoen’s ability to develop ground-mounted projects across the country. 

Construction of these solar plants will be carried out by French EPC experts and is expected to be phased between 2024 and 2028. It will generate direct and indirect employment and contribute to local economies. 

Among the seven winning projects in the ground-mounted solar category, Lapenne (21 MWp) will be one of the first solar agrivoltaic plants in the department of Ariège. By combining sheep farming and renewable electricity production on the same site, it will ensure diversified revenue for the farmer. The project will be overseen annually by French farming institute IDELE, one of Neoen’s long-term partners. 

Guillaume Decaen, French Development Director, said: “I congratulate our team for this new success and thank all our stakeholders for their confidence and support. We are proud to be the top awardee in the government calls for tenders launched in December 2021 and a major contributor to the decarbonisation of our country’s electricity.” 

Xavier Barbaro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neoen, concluded: “These awards are another demonstration of our ability to develop projects that are both competitive for our clients and value creating for our shareholders. With a total of 119 MWp in this session, Neoen strengthens its position as number one independent producer of renewable energy in France, a key country for us. Thanks to the quality of our solar, wind and storage projects, we will further accelerate our growth, in France and around the world.”