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Through in-depth studies, RWE Renouvelables France defines the best project for your area.

RWE Renouvelables France works with specialist consultancies and independent associations in order to conduct the various studies necessary for compiling the documentation for the environmental authorisation applications:

  • Analysis of constraints
  • Wind study
  • Bird / bat / flora study
  • Environmental impact study
  • Landscape study
  • Acoustic study
  • Connection study
  • Risk assessment study
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These studies are monitored in-house by technical experts (acousticians, ecologists, etc.). Conducted with great care, they guarantee the accuracy and transparency of the results. In order to create the best possible project, RWE Renewables France works in close collaboration with French government services (DREAL [Regional Directorate for the Environment, Planning and Housing], DGAC [Directorate General for Civil Aviation], DDT [Departmental Directorate of Territories], etc.).

Technical (wind, access, electrical connection) and economic feasibility studies

In order to confirm the technical feasibility of the project, RWE Renouvelables France analyses the wind source by installing a measurement tower in order to assess the potential of the site. This step is crucial, because it provides an estimate of the future production of a wind farm and confirms the economic feasibility of the project. The electrical connection study is another key step that will impact the cost of the project.

Administrative authorisations (single environmental authorisation for connection)

Once the studies have been completed, RWE Renouvelables France will file an environmental authorisation application with the Prefect, which will be examined by their reviewing service. This authorisation is necessary to build and operate the wind farm under the regulations for classified facilities, under the regulations for energy utilisation and potentially, depending on the specifics of the site, under the forestry code (land clearing) or under the regulations relating to protected species (protected species exemption).