Installed bioenergy capacity


Bioenergy plants are found throughout France. The Ile-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions are each home to more than 14% of the country’s total bioenergy capacity.



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Bioenergy generation


Coverage of demand in the French regions by bioenergy is highest in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, where it exceeds 3%.



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Hydropower


France’s 25.5 GW of installed hydropower capacity is divided unevenly across the country.

Regions with large mountainous areas (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) are home to more than 79% of total French hydropower capacity. Most of the facilities are hydroelectric dams, notably water reservoir and pondage facilities. Hydropower capacity in other regions is smaller and often relies on run-of-river or pondage systems.



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Hydropower generation


Coverage of demand by hydropower was highest in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, where it exceeded 40%.



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