Electricity from the Rentel Offshore Wind Farm Resold

Agreement between Lampiris and Otary for the sale of electricity from the Rentel offshore wind farm

Lampiris buys back all the electricity from the Rentel offshore wind farm

Renews announced thatOtary will sell all the electricity generated by the 309 MW Rentel offshore wind farm off the Belgian coast to the green retailer Lampiris, which is owned by French energy giant Total.

The 15-year agreement will provide Lampiris with about one terrawatt-hour of electricity per year starting Oct. 1, according to Renewables Now. In February, Otary issued a competitive bid for companies to purchase the electricity generated by the project.

Rentel has been operational since late 2018 and includes 42 Siemens Gamesa 7.35 MW turbines with 154-meter rotors.

Details of the agreement and the PPA between Lampiris and Otary

If approved, the PPA (Purchase Price Allocation) will begin on October 1 and will allow Lampiris to supply approximately 300,000 homes with green electricity for a period of 15 years, Offshore Wind Biz reveals.

The PPA is the result of a competition that the project developer launched in January to find a buyer for the electricity produced by the plant and the associated guarantees of origin. He then stated that the contract would continue until the end of June 2036.

The Belgian media Sud Info reports the words of Lampiris about this agreement: “This agreement allows Lampiris to secure the supply of its current and future customers with 100% renewable electricity in the long term”.

“This production will decisively strengthen Lampiris’ supply capacities in renewable energy. The intermittency of wind power will also be compensated by the energy produced by the Plate Taille hydroelectric power plant concession, with a capacity of 140 MW.”

“This is the largest renewable supply contract in the history of Lampiris,” said Marc Bensadoun, the CEO.

offshore wind farm
Lamparis wins PPA to buy electricity from Rentel offshore wind farm following a competition launched by Otary in January (source: meretmarine.com°

The Rentel offshore wind farm

Rentel is the first offshore wind farm developed by Otary. The Rentel wind farm off the coast of Zeebrugge consists of 42 Siemens Gamesa turbines of 7.35 MW each, which were commissioned at the end of 2018. Their annual production is estimated to be sufficient to cover the electricity demand of about 300,000 households.

The Rentel wind farm is owned by the Otary consortium, which includes the dredging group DEME, the municipal green energy specialist Aspiravi and the Liège-based company Elicio, formerly Electrawinds.

This year, the last offshore wind farms in the current offshore area will be commissioned. Together, the ten or so parks supply one tenth of the electricity consumed in Belgium.

Lampiris buys back renewable energy and gives itself a green image

Lampiris is a Belgian private supplier and producer of green electricity and natural gas that has been present on the Belgian market since 2003 and on the French market since 2012. The company was created in 2003 at the time of the deregulation of the energy market in Belgium, which put an end to the monopoly of the historical operators.

De Tijd points out that Lampiris, which was taken over a few years ago by the French giant Total, is the third largest Belgian supplier of green electricity and natural gas. Lampiris has approximately 1 million connections in Belgium and France. Lampiris has always profiled itself as a local green electricity provider, but this image was tarnished after the takeover by the French oil giant. With the Rentel contract, it acquires a large amount of green electricity on a long-term basis.

The production of these wind farms obviously depends on the amount of wind. Lampiris claims to be able to compensate for variable wind power production with its Plate Taille hydroelectric plant, the little sister of Engie Electrabel’s Coo pumping station.

offshore wind farm
The purchase of electricity from the Rentel offshore wind farm allows Lampiris to regain a green image after its acquisition by Total. (source : chantier-atlantique.com)

Articles qui pourraient vous intéresser