Voltalia, an international player in renewable energies, has won two new hydroelectric projects in metropolitan France, for a total installed capacity of 4.4 MW
After winning two solar projects in France’s national call for tender earlier this month1, Voltalia has again been selected by the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition in a call for tender for the construction and operation of small hydropower plants. This new win highlights the competitiveness of the projects developed by the Group in metropolitan France.
The two winning projects are the hydroelectric project of Croix et Jorasse (2.4 MW), located in the town of Cordon in the Haute-Savoie department, and the Merderel project (2 MW), located in Albiez-le-Jeune in the Savoie department. These two high-head run-of-the-river hydropower plants will not require any water retention and will have a limited environmental impact since they will not hinder the sedimentary continuity.
The Croix et Jorasse and Merderel power plants will both benefit from a 20-year electricity sales contract effective from commissioning, expected end of 2022 at the latest according to the terms of the tender.
“We are very proud to win two new projects under this national call for tender dedicated to small hydropower. A particular care has been granted by the Ministry to projects combining competitiveness and respect for the environment, an approach aligned with Voltalia’s. I congratulate the teams for this new success!” comments Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.