21-year solar PPA for three French airports

Feb 6, 2020 10:08 AM ET
  • The airports of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget will be supplied with solar energy by French solar company Urbasolar and energy service provider GazelEnergie. The PV plants related to the contract are now in advancement and will begin delivering power in 2021.
21-year solar PPA for three French airports
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Paris-based international airport operator Groupe ADP has actually signed a 21-year PPA with French gas and electrical power supplier GazelEnergie and solar task developer Urbasolar for the electrical energy supply of its three airports of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget.

The electricity will be offered by 3 new solar plants that Urbasolar is building in the Gard, Var and Charente departments, that will begin industrial operations in 2021.

Anticipated to create 47 GWh each year between them, the 3 centers will cover 10% of the electrical energy demand for the three Paris airports, Groupe ADP stated in a declaration. “& ldquo; The next action will be to produce green energy ourselves as a part of our consumption, as we currently do for our heat requires. We are already preparing the integration of photovoltaic solar energy into brand-new infrastructure tasks such as parking lot and realty structures, along with our Terminal 4 job,” & rdquo; stated the business deputy CEO, Edward Arkwright.

Fifth solar PPA in France

“& ldquo; 2020 will be the year of brand-new inspiration for the development of photovoltaic innovation in France with the multiplication of PPA solar electrical energy supply agreements, and Urbasolar is particularly pleased with the trust put by Groupe ADP in the organizing formed with GazelEnergie,” & rdquo; mentioned Urbasolar chairman Arnaud Mine.

The Group ADB had actually announced its intent to deal with renewable resource companies and to use the private PPA model to fulfill part of its huge energy need in August 2018.

To date, its deal with Urbasolar and GazelEnergie must be the 5th bilateral PPA linked to a solar energy task in France, the latest deal having actually been protected in December by French energy giant Engie for an 18 MW solar plant it prepares to develop in Fanjeaux, a commune in Aude department, southern France. A few days earlier, French bank Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale and solar designer Voltalia have announced the finalizing of a 25-year power purchase contract (PPA) for a 10 MW solar park.

Earlier In Might, French developer Voltalia signed a PPA with the Boulanger Group for the supply of power from a 5 MW solar project. A month later, the company likewise signed a solar PPA with French railway operator SNCF associated to 143 MW of generation capability.

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