Wind power output rose


Wind power generation rose 21.2% relative to 2018, driven not only by an increase in installed capacity, but also by particularly favourable weather conditions during the year.

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16.5 GW of installed capacity


As of 31 December 2019, France was home to 16,494 MW of installed wind power capacity after 1,361 MW of new capacity was added during the year. Of this total, 1,106 MW was connected to the RTE network and 15,388 MW to the grids of Enedis, LDCs and EDF-SEI for Corsica. The 2019 total was 9% higher than at end-2018. The Multiannual Energy Programme set installed capacity targets for 2023 of 21.8 GW under the low scenario and 26 GW under the high scenario. Therefore, France is 75% of the way toward meeting the Multiannual Energy Programme target for 2023 (low scenario).

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