Installed capacity


Climate conditions (wind regimes), environmental constraints and local political priorities explain the differences between wind power development rates. The two regions that have the most wind capacity installed are Hauts-de-France (4 GW) and Grand-Est (3.37 GW).  Capacity was increased by more than 10% in six regions between 2017 and 2018.



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Regional wind power targets


The map below shows the wind power targets set forth in France’s regional climate-air-energy plans, aggregated according to the new administrative regions and taking into account region-specific climate, environmental and policy considerations.



By 2019, the regional climate-air-energy plans will be integrated into the regional plans for land use, sustainable development and territorial equality (schémas régionaux d’aménagement, de développement durable et d’égalité des territoires – SRADDET) created by Law 2015-991, known as the NOTRe Act.

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Wind power generation


Coverage of demand by wind power reached 5.8% in the French regions and exceeded 10% in the Hauts-de-France, Grand-Est and Centre-Val de Loire regions.



 

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