15 million euros for the energy transition in Ille-et-Vilaine

15 million euros for the energy transition in Ille-et-Vilaine
15 million euros for the energy transition in Ille-et-Vilaine

The mixed economy company Energ’iV (SEM Energ’iV) consolidates its capital with 15 million euros injected. Its objective is to consolidate the development of renewable energies in Ille-et-Vilaine.

What is SEM Energ’iV?

SEM Energ’iV is an offshoot of the Ille-et-Vilaine Energy Union, created with Rennes Métropole, the departmental council, the Banque des Territoires and three banking partners (Arkéa, Caisse d’Épargne, and Crédit Agricole ).

Launched in 2018 with capital of 6 million euros, it is an important player in the development of renewable energies in Ille-et-Vilaine. In five years, it has developed around fifty projects, small and large, with private (associations, residents’ collectives, cooperatives) and public actors. More than 50 million euros have been invested.

What did she achieve?

Among its advances, there is the commissioning (or under development) of 67 power plants and 102 solar shades, support for a wind project, the operation of collective self-consumption loops, etc.

To pursue its objectives, it validated on May 21, 2024, during its general meeting, an increase in its capital of 15 million euros and the entry of a new banking shareholder, Banque populaire Grand Ouest.

“The ambitions are strong to develop the solar, wind, low-carbon mobility sectors… The development potential is considerable and requires increasing capital,” explains Daniel Guillotin, president of the SEM.

This fundraising should help accelerate the emergence of new projects to increase the share of renewable energies in electricity production.

“Today, we produce 26 GWh of electricity and 30 GWh of gas,” calculates David Clausse, general director of Energ’iV. “ The objective is to reach 320 GWh of electricity per year by 2030,” including 69 GWh in the Rennes metropolis.

These ambitions are defined in a medium-term plan 2024-2028. “We hope that from 2028, the SEM will generate enough turnover to carry out its investments itself,” announces David Clausse.

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