Engie has won the right to develop 325.5 megawatts of solar projects in separate tenders in France and Brazil.
The company secured a tender by the French Energy Regulatory Commission for 14 photovoltaic projects representing 95.5MW of installed capacity. Four of these 14 projects use solar tracker equipment and 10 feature fixed photovoltaic panels. The panels will be installed on non-agricultural land, with commissioning scheduled before the end of 2017.
In Brazil, Engie was successful in its bid to develop 230MW of solar capacity following a tender organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Energy. Engie secured the sale of 230MW through its subsidiaries Tractebel Energia (30MW) and Solairedirect (200 MW) for 20 years starting in November 2018.
The electricity will be produced at a 30MW photovoltaic facility in Assu, in the region of Rio de Grande do Norte, to be built and operated by Tractebel Energia, and two photovoltaic facilities: Floresta, with a capacity of 80MW, and Paracatu with 120MW, located in the regions of Rio de Grande do Norte and Minas Gerais respectively, and which will be built and operated by Solairedirect.