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National workshop: France


When: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:00 - 10:30
Where: Griffioen (130 participants)

Session description

Recently, Europe has witnessed an acceleration in the pace of corporate sourcing of renewables. This trend, however, has broadly been concentrated in a few countries with others failing to take off. France has seen its first power purchase agreements signed in 2019, on both solar and wind energy, while self-consumption projects are expanding, France remains a country partially favorable to corporate sourcing of renewables.

Identifying which barriers are holding back the expansion of corporate sourcing in these markets as well as working on the policy adjustments to stimulate a rapid scale-up of renewable energy sourcing activities is crucial to using this huge opportunity.

Learning objectives

During this 1.5 hour session we will discuss about the economic and regulatory framework in France, as well as the recent achievements on solar and wind. National challenges and barriers will also be raised, putting together recommendations and solutions for a consistent, credible and feasible approach to accelerate corporate sourcing nationally and across borders.

Organised by



Dominique Darne

CEO, Eurowatt

Anne Lapierre

Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright

Bénédicte Maury

CEO, SNCF Energy

Laurent Pillot

Head of Energy Management, Voltalia

Romain Talagrand

Head of Electricity and Renewable energies, BNP Paribas

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