POWER FOR GOOD

A response to energy dependency in Brittany

 

Brittany produces only 15% of the electricity that it consumes¹. It is thus a region that has an enormous electricity deficit and imports electricity.

To reduce the electricity dependency of the region and ensure that residents have a constant supply (and thus reduce the risk of power outages), the Regional Council of Brittany, the French government, ADEME, RTE, and Anah (Agence nationale de l’habitat) signed the "Brittany electricity pact" in 2010.

 

This pact sets 3 objectives:

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  • Control electricity demand
  • Secure supply

  • Massively deploy renewables, including offshore wind

The Brittany electricity pact redesigns the entire energy policy of the region, so that Brittany will no longer be isolated and so that the region produces 3,600 MW from renewables by 2020.
 
The offshore wind project of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc is bound to play an important role in the Brittany electricity pact. With 496 MW of installed capacity and 1,850 GWh of annual production, the goal of the project is to supply the equivalent of the consumption of 850,000 residents (including heating), or 8.85% of the total electricity consumption of Brittany in 2015.
 

 ¹RTE, Bilan électrique et perspectives 2015

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