EDF signs PPA with French Railway Operator for 20 MW solar Projects

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EDF Renouvelables, the renewable energy arm of French power utility EDF, will supply SNCF Energie, a unit of SNCF Voyageurs that is itself part of French railway operator SNCF, with the electricity produced by a 20 MW photovoltaic plant located in the municipalities of Lachapelle-Auzac and Souillac, in the Lot department, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

SNCF Voyageurs said the project is in line with its ambition to reach 40% to 50% of renewable energy in its mix of electricity consumption for train traction by 2025.

“We are very happy to sign, with the SNCF group, our first corporate PPA in France for a new asset,” the company’s CEO, Jean-Bernard Lévy, said.