ENGIE, NEOEN and the Banque des Territoires announce a new stage in development of the HORIZEO renewable energy project
ENGIE, NEOEN and the Banque des Territoires, committed players in the energy transition of the regions, announce the continued development of the HORIZEO project with several changes and new commitments. This decision follows the public debate organised by the National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) between 9 September 2021 and 9 January 2022, and the publication of the report from the Special Commission for Public Debate (CPDP) and the CNDP review on 9 March this year.
HORIZEO is a large-scale renewable energy project located in Saucats in the Gironde, led by ENGIE, NEOEN and the Banque des Territoires. This innovative project combines a 1 GW photovoltaic farm, producing competitive green energy, with up-and-coming technologies, and will make a lasting contribution to the national and regional goals to accelerate the energy transition.
The public debate organised by the CNDP gathered comments and observations from the public, helping to focus the project owners’ thinking. ENGIE, NEOEN and the Banque des Territoires were attentive to all the topics raised during the debate, especially environmental, economic and societal issues and the management of the risks inherent in the project.
Given the climate emergency, the growing importance of France’s energy independence, the ambition of regional and national energy transition goals, and the lessons learnt from the public debate, the project owners have decided to continue development of the HORIZEO project, with several changes and new commitments.
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