Sud-Aveyron: crowdfunding for a future wind farm in Mélagues

The project, which provides for the installation of fourteen machines, is being installed in the South of Aveyron. Residents who so wish can invest up to one million euros.

Engie Green, a subsidiary specializing in renewable energies of the French industrial energy group (merger of GDF and Suez), is currently working on the construction of a new wind farm in the town of Mélagues. The project aims to install fourteen new wind turbines in South Aveyron.

Commissioning in early 2023

This one, which is part of the projects authorized by the Scot du Sud-Aveyron, is being built on the heights of the town, partly on communal land and in the Haut Dourdou state forest. The park will consist of fourteen wind turbines for a total power of 32.2 MW.

The objective is to produce around 100 GWh each year, equivalent to the annual domestic electricity consumption of just under 50,000 people. Its commissioning is scheduled for early 2023.

As is regularly the case for this type of project, Engie proposes to involve the inhabitants of the territory via crowdfunding. Organized via the Enerfip platform, this campaign will open on June 28, at 12:30 p.m., and aims to raise a total of €1,014,000 for the inhabitants of the departments of Aveyron, Cantal, Lozère, Gard, Hérault, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne and Lot, which will be able to participate in the financing of the project until November 1, the end date of the collection.

Residents of the communities of Monts Rance and Rougier and Monts de Lacaune and Montagne du Haut-Languedoc will be given priority and will be able to invest from June 14.

The average cost of installing a wind turbine is estimated at €3 million. The Mélagues project is therefore estimated at more than €40 million. To provide more information to interested investors, four public meetings in Camarès (in town hall, this Tuesday, June 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and June 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and in Lacaune (in , June 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and June 14, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.).

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