Octopus Energy’s generation arm has invested in three new onshore wind farms in France.
The wind farms — Croix Erable, Bertaut and Le Langrois — have a combined capacity of 49 megawatts and are expected to produce enough green power for 30,000 homes. Construction is under way, and the wind farms are expected to become operational throughout 2023 and 2024.
The three wind farms add to the 10 existing wind farms Octopus Energy manages in France. The company also manages 14 French solar farms and has numerous more projects in the pipeline.
“France is an absolutely fantastic place to build renewables, and we’re committed to investing in lots more wind and solar farms in the country,” said Alex Brierley, co-head of Octopus Energy Generation’s fund management team. “France’s green-energy transition is at a pivotal point, and we’ve got a clear mission: Let’s continue to build more green generation to get cheaper, cleaner energy to even more people