Innovative valorisation of electricity generated by the wind farm
The valorisation of the electricity generated by the wind farm is innovative as it is one of the first Additional Remuneration Contracts (i.e. the French equivalent of contracts for difference) introduced by lawmakers back in December 2016. These contracts have existed since 2015 for photovoltaic power stations.
This means that the energy will be sold to a third party who will commercialise it (aggregator) and EDF’s purchase obligation agency will then pay the operator only the difference between the monthly market price and the 2016 rate (€81 / MWh). This new electricity valorisation method encourages producers to take into account the existence of an electricity market, and particularly key electrical events in real-time. For example, it means that electricity is no longer remunerated when electrical demand falls well below production in Western Europe (negative price periods). Or that maintenance slots must now be scheduled well in advance to allow the aggregator to take this into account in its dispatching.
A site that’s nearing completion
The delivery substation is now installed and live, the first three wind turbines have been erected, and the three others will follow suit before the end of September. The wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned before the end of the year. There’s more to come!