EDF Renouvelables: construction of a solar power plant in Réunion
As part of its Solar Plan aiming to make EDF a leader in solar energy in France by 2035, EDF Renewables is launching the construction of a solar power plant on the Rivière des Galets, in Reunion. It will have an installed capacity of nearly 5 MW, equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 4,500 inhabitants, and should be commissioned in 2023. Built on land belonging to the municipality, this project benefits from the support of the Port Commune and the West Coast Territory Agglomeration Community (TCO). "The installation of this photovoltaic power plant is totally in line with our ecological and energy transition objectives", indicates Olivier Hoarau, Mayor of the Port. “We are proud to continue our development in the Overseas Territories and to support the energy transition of Reunion, through this new low-carbon energy project located on a degraded site. The construction site of the Rivière des Galets solar power plant will contribute to the local economic dynamic”, underlines Étienne Bouticourt, regional manager for EDF Renouvelables. The upkeep and maintenance of this plant will be carried out by a Reunionese company during the 20 years of operation of the plant, and the local authorities will benefit from rental tax benefits during this period. emphasizes Étienne Bouticourt, overseas regional manager of EDF Renewables. The upkeep and maintenance of this plant will be carried out by a Reunionese company during the 20 years of operation of the plant, and the local authorities will benefit from rental tax benefits during this period. emphasizes Étienne Bouticourt, overseas regional manager of EDF Renewables. The upkeep and maintenance of this plant will be carried out by a Reunionese company during the 20 years of operation of the plant, and the local authorities will benefit from rental tax benefits during this period.
Development of heat pumps in condominiums: EDF joins forces with Île-de-France Energies
The Ile-de-France Mayors Association show, which ended on June 29, 2022, was marked in particular by the signing of a partnership agreement between the EDF group and Île-de-France Énergies . This agreement aims to develop heat pumps in collective housing, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower the energy bill of condominiums in the Île-de-France region. Buildings here account for almost 50% of CO2 emissions. “Heat pumps are very popular in individual homes. It is up to us to make it a great success also in collective housing,” says Benjamin Chkroun, president of Île-de-France Energies. More than 267,000 heat pumps for individual homes were sold by the EDF group in 2021. The new partnership will involve the identification of a portfolio of condominiums to be renovated, the development of Île-de-France Energies expertise in the various heat pump solutions and their maintenance, and the development of a joint guide produced by EDF and Île-de-France Energies. The solution will be tested on “two or three experimental condominiums”. Marc Benayoun, executive director of the EDF group in charge of the customers, services and territories division, points out that “the carbon footprint is ten times lower” for homes equipped with heat pumps. "We hope to manage to have a good portfolio of experimentation, to make the French also want" to equip themselves with heat pumps, he adds. EDF aims to offer this solution in all collective housing in France.
Martinique: the EDF group helps with the energy transition
Developed by the State, the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe), the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique (CTM), the Martinique Mixed Electricity Union (SMEM) and the EDF group, the Territorial Energy Management Program Energy (PTME) is a program that aims to help Martinique in its energy transition. It includes several energy-saving actions aimed at individuals and professionals in the department, including the Agir plus offers from the EDF group. Available in Martinique since 2014, these offers make it possible to benefit from financial assistance for carrying out energy saving work. “By proposing these support measures, the Group hopes to positively influence consumer behavior and give its customers access to quality products that will allow them to moderate their energy demands,” explains Gilles Cazenave, Energy Efficiency Manager at EDF in Martinique. "Thanks to these energy efficiency solutions, businesses, individuals and communities can make financial savings over the long term, but also reduce their CO2 emissions," says the manager. This aid will also give Martinique the means to achieve energy self-sufficiency by 2030. insulate your building. A well-insulated house significantly reduces cooling needs and limits particularly energy-intensive air conditioning consumption,” adds Gilles Cazenave. The manager also highlights the department's exposure to the sun, which allows the development of individual solar water heaters. “Each year, we identify on average the installation of 10,000 solar water heaters. In 2021, these actions saved 218.7 GWh, i.e. 15% of the territory's production. This represents a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of around 159,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided”. Finally, Gilles Cazenave ensures that "the fight against energy poverty is at the heart of the concerns of the EDF group"