Voltalia awarded during the CRE IV national tender in France
Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588), an international player in
renewable energies, wins a new 5 MW solar project and a 3 MW innovative
agri-voltaic project in Metropolitan France.
"I congratulate our teams for this new win within CRE IV: beyond confirming the
competitiveness of Voltalia's developed projects, this success highlights our
teams' ability to offer innovative solutions suited to each territory's
resources" rejoices Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
Once more, Voltalia has been selected under the "CRE IV" national call for
tenders, the results of which have been announced on February 9, 2018 by the
French Ministry for Ecological and Social Transition.
The winning project of Talagard (5 MW) is located in Salon de Provence, in the
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region. It will consist in a ground-mounted
PV installation and benefit from a 20- year contract for difference(1). As for
the previous calls for tenders, Voltalia paid great care to the selection of
the site and gave priority to land upgrading. The Talagard solar plant will
thus be built on the site of a former municipal landfill. In addition, the land
clearing allowance will be allocated to the maintenance work of the local
In accordance with the terms of the call for tenders, the Talagard power plant
should be commissioned in Q1 2020 at the latest. It will produce enough
renewable electricity to power the equivalent of almost 3,000 French
In addition, Voltalia has been selected for a 3 MW agri-voltaic project as part
of the first tender for innovative solar technologies. Combining agricultural
production and electricity generation, the Saint Etienne du Grès project (PACA
region) will thus foster dual land use while optimizing agricultural
production. The commissioning date will depend on the permitting process.
(1)Implemented by the 2016 French energy Act (" loi relative à la transition
énergétique pour la croissance verte "), the contract for difference system
("complément de rémuneration") consists in a premium price granted to the
electricity producer to compensate the difference between the market price and
the tariff fixed in the tariff order or stated in the terms of the call for
(2) Sources : INSEE, INES and RTE
Next on the agenda: 2017 full-year results on March 28, 2018
About Voltalia (www.voltalia.com)
* Voltalia is an international player in the renewable energy sector. The
Company produces and sells electricity generated from wind, solar, hydro and
biomass power plants; it owns a total installed capacity of 508 MW.
* Voltalia is also a service provider, assisting its investor clients active in
renewables at each project stages, from conception to operation &
* With more than 460 employees in 17 countries, over 4 continents, Voltalia is
able to act worldwide on behalf of its clients.
* Voltalia has been listed on the Euronext regulated market in Paris since July
2014 (FR0011995588 - VLTSA) and is a component stock of the Enternext Tech 40
and CAC Mid&Small indexes.
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