Large-scale deployment of wind and solar capacity, combined with progressive closures of nuclear plants, is the best way to reduce the cost of electricity, according to a new report by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe).
The report compares seven scenarios for the evolution of France’s electricity mix 2020-2060 from a purely economic standpoint.
It concludes that the optimum is for renewables to supply around 85% of demand in 2050 and at least 95% in 2060. This compares to roughly 20% today.
The report will feed into the debate now taking place on France’s recently announced draft energy plan, or PPE.
Importantly, Ademe takes a long-term perspective, looking forward to 2060. Continue reading “More French wind will mean cheaper electricity”