Zelya Energy

The General Commission for Sustainable Development published in its n°348 of its "Figures and Statistics", the data on the French terrestrial wind farm as of June 30, 2012, closing the second quarter of 2012.

This note highlights a significant slowdown in installed and connected capacity not only compared to the last two quarters, but also compared to the same semester of the last three years.

However, "as of the end of June 2012, the projects entering the queue are seeing a very strong increase".

In summary

  • The total cumulative installed capacity is 6,994 MW as of June 30, 2012 (for a target of 19,000 MW by 2020);
  • The capacity connected during the first half of 2012 is 196 MW, of which 106 MW in the first quarter and 90 MW in the second quarter ;
  • The 5 regions most affected by the new connected capacities are the Pays-de-la-Loire, Picardy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lorraine and Brittany.
  • The capacity in queue is 8,272 MW.