Considering the success of previous programs launched by the French Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Energy 2010 and AGIR, in the context of the evolution of the national and international, the Regional Council (PACA) now wants to go further in energy transition. The Region’s new goal, adopted in December 2017, is to cover all its energy consumption with renewable production, including buildings, transports and industries.
The main ambition is to reduce consumption by -50% in the regional territory and to multiply renewable production by 10, amounting to a total of 100% renewable energy, and thus covering the remaining consumption. Most of the production will be provided by photovoltaic panels and heat pumps applicated for instance to industries or to the sea. An ambitious action plan is going to be launched: support for electric vehicles, auto-consumption with solar panels, biomass uses and building renovation.
The objective of this mission by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, the négaWatt institute Institute and the associated engineering firms is to explore the paths to a regional energy landscape mainly based on renewable energies by 2050.