09 / 06 / 2020
In line with the “Auchan 2022” business plan, Auchan Retail is continuing to reduce its carbon footprint. The company has announced the signing of agreements with three companies – Voltalia, Boralex and Eurowatt – to expand the supply of green electricity (solar and wind) to 100% of its French sites by 2030. A leader in the French retail sector, Auchan Retail is set to construct two new solar renewable energy assets.
2 complementary initiatives as close as possible to living areas: solar parks and wind farms:
- The construction of 2 solar parks
Auchan Retail France has made a 20-year commitment to Voltalia to build 2 new solar parks in the south of France. To accommodate these 2 projects, 69.5 hectares will be developed with a total installed capacity of 60.7 MW, producing approximately 97,000 megawatt hours per year. These parks will be operational in 2021 and 2022.
- Extended operation of two wind farms
Following the withdrawal of the State aid mechanism (Purchase Obligation), 2 of the 13 wind farms managed by Eurowatt and Boralex and located in Hauts-de-France and Centre-Val de Loire will remain in service until December 2023 to supply the Auchan Retail France stores and warehouses.