Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:
Description:French utility and waste management company Vivendi and state-owned utility Electricité de France signed an agreement to develop renewable energy from landfill methane. The "biogas project" operating during much of 1999 is centred near the town of Plessis Gassot, home to Frances largest municipal waste landfill. Vivendi, which operates the landfill, has invested FRF 200 million in the infrastructure capable of capturing methane gas produced at the site and burning it to produce 10 megawatts of electricity. The electricity production plant was built by Vivendi subsidiary Dalkia. EDF has agreed to buy all installed capacity at the facility for the coming 12 years at the guaranteed price of 31 centimes per kilowatt hour - or about FF 31 million ($5 million) per year. A second facility at the same site will go online by the end of the year. ADEME estimates that the two biogas electricity-producing facilities will remove or prevent emission of the equivalent of 6.5 million tons of CO 2 over the next 12 years.

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