European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment



First Public Wind Park in France, Region Picardie

The development of the First Public Wind Park, in the Picardie region, shows that local and regional authorities can work in a holistic way in terms of energy plans and can use renewable energies development as a key sector towards local economic development.



Country

France

End Date

2010

Website

www.cr-picardie.fr

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The development of this wind park – first public wind park in France – shows that local and regional authorities can work in a holistic way in terms of energy plans and can use the development of renewable energies as a key sector for the local economic development. The wind park consists of 4 wind turbines of 2 MW each. Located in Montdidier (6000 inhabitants), the park should cover 53% of the electricity consumption (19 Gwh) of the municipality.Contrary to private wind parks, the totality of the profits will benefit the citizens: maintenance and improvement of the networks, improvements and refurbishments of low energy buildings.

Contacts
Organisation

Conseil Régional de Picardie

Project contact

Laurent Gayral