Annual Report 2018
Country Reports


Yann-Hervé De Roeck France Energies Marine



Although in 2018 the French regulatory framework has been notably simplified by the adoption of new laws and decrees that apply to all offshore renewable energies in order to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind, several ocean energy pilot projects have been cancelled or postponed due to economic considerations. However, more prototypes have been tested in French waters over this year than in previous years, partly thanks to the current availability of four grid-connected test sites (SEM-REV, SEENEOH, Brest-Sainte Anne and Paimpol-Bréhat) and the continuation of the Ushant Island pilot site, which is highly representative of the assets of tidal energy in the local energy mix for non-interconnected communities.