France to double renewables capacity under 10-year energy plan

The French government plans to double its renewable energy capacity with a system of regular tenders under a draft 10-year energy strategy plan. The country aims to increase its renewable energy capacity, including hydropower,  from 48.6 GW in 2017 to 74 GW in 2023 and 113 GW in 2028, mainly by enhancing wind and solar. Through regular tenders, the onshore wind power installed capacity will be more than doubled from 13.5 GW at the end of 2017 to about 25 GW in 2023 and about 35 GW in 2028. The offshore wind capacity will rise from zero currently to 2.4 GW in 2023 and about 5 GW in 2028, while solar capacity is set to grow from 7.7 GW at the end of 2017 to 21 GW in 2023 and about 40 GW in 2028. Meanwhile, hydro capacity will increase marginally from 25.3 GW in 2017 to about 26.6 in 2028.


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