France proposed to reduce FIT and promote bidding process

 

French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Department and the Production Recovery Department recently released a report detailing the long-term operational recommendations and proposed institutional reforms of the renewable energy industry. The government will make a decision based on this report later and the specific date has not yet been specified.

 

The report pointed out that renewable energy sources, especially solar, photovoltaic and wind energy, were with intermittent, which denied the effect of the feed-in tariff. However, the report also implicitly said that this cannot stop the government using photovoltaic and wind power generation, but to find a new way of financial investment to replace.  That is to hold annual tender.

 

The report recommended that in the next five years to gradually reduce the amount of feed-in tariff. Besides it encouraged France and Germany to cooperate in the research and development issues.

 

Delphine Batho, Minister of French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, also announced two groups of photovoltaic inverter project tender results in July. These projects can bring cumulative investment of one billion Euros over the next two years and to meet the electricity needs of 15 million households.

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