1st Engie & Suez Project Under 1 GW Partnership

12 MW Drambon-Pontailler Photovoltaic Solar Power Park In Côte d’Or Marks Beginning Of 1 GW Solar Project Partnership Of Engie & Suez; Project Located On Redeveloped Waste Storage Site
02:46 AM (Beijing Time) - 10. April 2019
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As part of Engie's and Suez partnership to develop solar on recycling and recovery waste shortage facilities, the 12 MW Drambon-Pontailler photovoltaic solar power park in Côte d’Or (in the picture) was the first project realized for an investment of €10 million ($11.27 million). (Photo Credit: Suez)

Key Takeaways

  • Engie and Suez have announced the completion of a 12 MW solar power plant under their 1 GW solar partnership announced in March 2018
  • Located on a redeveloped waste storage site, the 12 MW plant is stationed on 20-hectare land in the heart of Grands Moulins Ecocentre
  • Both partners are simultaneously studying possibility for 20 more solar PV projects in France, and expect to secure planning permission for the second plant in 2019

In March 2018, French energy company Engie and water and waste management solutions firm Suez announced a partnership to develop 1 GW solar PV capacity across 100 recycling and recovery waste shortage facilities in Mainland France (see Engie Partners With Suez For 1 GW Solar).

A year after that announcement, both the companies have launched their first completed project – the 12 MW Drambon-Pontailler photovoltaic solar power park in Côte d’Or. The project has been deployed on a 20-hectare area in the heart of Grands Moulins Ecocentre on a redeveloped waste storage site.

Engie has invested €10 million ($11.27 million) on the facility that uses 27,500 PV modules. It is expected to generate the electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of 6,800 people.

The partners are already working on a second plant in the scheme of things within the Calce storage centre in Eastern Pyrenees for which they expect to secure planning permission in 2019. Studies are going on for more than 20 projects in the country, including in Milhac d’Auberoche, Dordogne and Gueltas, Britanny.

Anu Bhambhani

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