NOTUS Wins First Contract for Wind Farm with 22.5 MW in France


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NOTUS énergie France has been awarded the contract
for three wind turbines north of Paris in the current bidding round. The wind
farm, with a total of nine Nordex N100/2500 turbines, has a rated output of
22.5 megawatts and is expected to supply green electricity into the grid
starting in 2021.

“Despite the corona crisis, construction work on the nine turbines is
scheduled to commence in autumn 2020,” explains Heinrich Lieser, President
NOTUS énergie France in Paris. Commissioning of the turbines is planned for
summer 2021.

“The beginnings of this project go back to 2005, so we are all the more
pleased that we can now move on and plan to produce renewable electricity for
France next year,” Lieser continued.

The wind farm is located approximately 90 kilometres north of Paris near the
40,000-inhabitant city of Compiègne. The nine Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines
will have a total installed capacity of 22.5 MW. Six of these wind turbines
will be remunerated under the feed-in tariff for 2017.

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“Strong signal for further projects”

Notification of the award of the last three turbines was received by NOTUS in
Paris on 10 April. The contract was awarded in the fifth tender of the
“Commission de Régulation de L’Énergie” (CRE), the French national
regulatory authority. A total of 630 MW was awarded in this round.

For NOTUS énergie France, this is the first wind farm developed entirely by
the NOTUS Group. “This is a strong signal for the other projects we are
planning in France,” said Lieser.

In total, the NOTUS Group is developing wind and PV projects with more than
600 MW in France. The projects are located across the country. NOTUS is
constantly seeking further partnerships with other planners, municipalities
and local authorities.

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