Year:2006 (last updated 2016)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006 (last updated 2016)
Date Amended:

2011, 2014, 2016

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Wind>Onshore, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal>Power, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Wind>Offshore
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Ecologie, Energy, Sustainable Development and Planning; Directorate for Energy and Climate

Under the Electricity Law 2000, further feed-in tariffs were introduced on 10 July 2005 for perod of 15 to 20 years depending on the technology.

Following FIT apply:

  • Biogas and methanisation: between EUR cents 11,9-13,4 /kWh, with an energy efficiency bonus of up to EUR cents 4/kWh and a methanisation bonus up to EUR cents 2,6/kWh;
  • Onshore wind power: EUR cents 8.2/kWh for the first10 years when plant is operating. Following five years tariff will adjusted in a range of EUR cents 2.8-8.2/kWh depending on the site. A lower tariff of EUR cents 2.8/kWh will be granted to plant operating on of 3600 hours a year. Higher tariff EUR cents 8.2/kWh will be granted for plants operating on average for 2400 hours or less per year.
  • Photovoltaic: between EUR cents 12,6/kWh and EUR cents 24,6/kWh depending on the size and type of the installation.
  • Geothermal: EUR cents 20/kWh, with an energy efficiency bonus up to EUR cents /kWh for projects operating in mainland France. Projects operating in Corsica are eligible for the tariff of EUR cents 13/kWh, with an energy efficiency bonus up to EUR cents 3/kWh.

On May 30th 2016, FIT support closed for biomass, geothermal and for waste incineration power projects. These technologies are eligible to benefit from a feed-in premium (FIP). FIP for biomass is granted through tenders. 

This record is superseded by:Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff: Solar PV

Last modified: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:49:22 CEST