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Perpignan Méditerranée, France    

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Wind, solar, biogas, district heating, and biofuel: Perpignan Méditerranée means to install a complete range of renewable energy sources on its territory. Most of these initiatives are part of the Catalonian Ecopark – a space where new synergies are created between the region’s economic and agricultural activities, its respect for the environment and landscape and its status as a tourist destination.

The region’s residential electricity needs are to be met by the end of year 2015 through an existing project portfolio. A large wind park of 35 turbines and 92 MW will be installed in a winemaking area by the end of year 2013 (adding 220 GWh/year to the existing 230). The region has a real head start because of the knowledge it already has regarding renewable energy. From training to innovation to research, Perpignan Méditerranée has developed ample experience in making renewable energy economically viable. Tecnosud is a platform that brings together in a cluster of competition called ‘Derbi’, businesses such as Tecsol and Cansol, research laboratories such as CNRS-Promes and Cartech, and an Engineering School dedicated to renewable energy, PolyEnR.

Exemplary in renewable energies, Perpignan is also aiming to lead in the field of sustainable development, which means also looking at transport, preserving natural resources, and sustainable lifestyles. Such measures were brought to the fore by the Grenelle 2015 agreement, signed in 2008. Given the seal of approval by the regional council, many of the 36 initiatives adopted are already well underway. They are now included in a sustainable energy action plan agreed in 2012 and being implemented.

Source: 100ee-Regions in Germany, Europe and the World and ligue-enr.fr

Friday, February 19th, 2016

General Details

Timeline: 2015
Contact: Cédric Bañeras
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Status Quo

Percentage of RE in the total energy consumption:
42% Renewable Electricity, 1% Renewable Heat

Project Features

Scope of engagement
yes Local/regional
Quality of the objectives
yes Intermediate objectives
Binding effect of the objectives
yes 100% REresolution made unanimously by county council/ government