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Fresh wind in the French regulatory framework

Challenges and opportunities for the wind energy sector

Wednesday, 16 March
14:00 - 16:00
Room 1122, Brussels Expo

Event overview

France currently has 5,660 MW of installed wind power, while it has set targets to extend this capacity to 19,000 MW onshore and 6,000 MW offshore by 2020. France therefore offers great opportunities for the wind power sector.
This event provided participants with an overview of the new regulatory framework under “Grenelle II” laws. Particular attention was paid to two aspects of this framework:

  • the flat-rate taxation applied to companies connected to the power grid (IFER)
  • regional schemes (schémas régionaux)

Presentations were given by lawyers specialised in energy law and renewable energies, as well as by regional decision-makers. The event was designed for all those interested in the wind energy sector in France.



13:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Wind energy sector: the regulatory framework after "Grenelle II" Law - Focus on the reform of business tax
Anne Lapierre - Energy Partner, Norton Rose

14:30 - 15:00

The French planning exercise: Regional Wind Plan - perspectives and reality
Fabrice Cassin - Partner, CGR Legal

15:00 - 15:30

Picardie: case study of the drawing up of a Regional Wind Plan
Philippe Caron - Director of the Picardie Regional Directorate for Environment, Spatial Planning and Housing

15:30 - 16:00

Discussion and conclusions


For more information about this event, please contact Julien Sialelli: julien.sialelli(at)bmu.bund.de

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