Study into the opportunities for the French wind energy supply chain launched.

30 November 2016, Paris, France

ADEME (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency) has launched a major new study into the “Characterisation of technological innovations and industrial maturity in the wind sector”. The study will use global technology expertise, industry engagement and expert cost of energy modelling to assess the opportunities for the French market and supply chain in offshore (fixed and floating) and onshore wind.

“This important study will allow milestones to be set for the evolution of both onshore and offshore sector; it will play a key role in the development of French renewable energy policy at this critical time”, said Robert Bellini from ADEME. “It will also help ADEME in its support to innovations”

A consortium of BVG Associates, GS Consulting and INNOSEA is working with ADEME to deliver this study. ADEME is showing strong leadership in driving the understanding of cost reduction drivers and supply chain opportunities for wind energy. The report will characterise innovations in the short, medium and long term, assess their likely impact on cost of energy and qualify the technical and economic maturity of onshore and offshore wind.

The work will also include conducting a series of one-to-one interviews with current and potential key players in the French supply chain. The insight from these interviews, when combined with the innovation cost modelling work, will influence the strategic policy actions needed on a regional and national level to make the most of the wind energy opportunities in France and abroad.

“Building on previous work we have done covering global, regional and national markets, this study will apply our consistent industry-mapping processes and robust modelling to identify the impact of innovations in the French market, “ said Project Director, Giles Hundleby of BVG Associates. “The combination of BVG Associates experience with the local knowledge and relationships of GS Consulting and INNOSEA should prove a strong team in delivering this work.”
Parties who would like to provide input into this study should contact Margaux Delahaie (, +44(0)1793 752 308/+33 (0)170 770 450) or Guillaume Simon (, +33 (0)6 3274 9061).

The project will be delivered by spring 2017.


ADEME is the public agency active in charge of supporting the energy and ecological transition. ADEME backs public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development and provides expertise to businesses, local authorities and the public at large. The agency also helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in its areas of action. For more information visit

About BVG Associates

BVG Associates is an independent consultancy with expertise in the technology, implementation and economics of renewable energy generation systems. We strive to make renewable energy production a major and cost-effective component of the energy mix. Our headquarters is in Wiltshire, UK and the team there have contributed to the growth of the sector through providing technological, economic and business expert advice to the key players in the industry and the publication of a wide range of reports. For more details, visit or contact Margaux Delahaie,, +44(0)1793 752 308 or +33 (0)170 770 450.

About GS Consulting

GS Consulting is now offering consulting services based on Guillaume SIMON’s experience in wind and renewable energy development, as well as its practice of innovation and performance improvement in highly competitive industries (such as automotive and high-tech). In France and in the United Kingdom, GS Consulting is dedicated to advising public authorities, investors and various players in the renewable energy sector. For more details, contact Guillaume Simon,, +33 (0)63274 9061 or +44 (0)787 3238 578.


INNOSEA offers engineering technical consultancy and support services as a specialized pure-player in offshore renewable energies. As such, we have an expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the industry’s specific challenges. Our team of experts includes engineers and PHD’s specializing in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and structural analysis as well as strategic advisory. Using numerical modelling of offshore structures for design and engineering phases is a key asset of the company. For more details, visit or call Félix Gorintin,, +33 (0)25335 5090.