France chooses area off the Normandy coast for 1 GW of wind power

France has identified an area off the coast of Normandy for the construction of a 1 GW wind farm and launched the tender process for its development.

The planned windfarm will generate the electricity needed to power 800,000 homes and will be located 32 km off the shore of Cotentin. It will be France’s eighth offshore wind farm. The government’s current multi-year energy plan targets tenders for wind farms to generate a combined 2.5 to 3 GW by 2024.

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