BRUSSELS: A French association wins the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Prize

BRUSSELS: A French association wins the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Prize
BRUSSELS: A French association wins the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Prize

The network of French local authorities for the production of renewable energy wins the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Prize!

The Association of “Centrales Villageoises”, a network of French local cooperatives bringing together citizens, municipalities and local businesses to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, won the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Prize in the Local Action for Energy category.

The network came top in a public online vote and received the award at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) awards ceremony on June 11 in Brussels.

Village Centers bring together citizens, municipalities and local businesses to develop projects on a local scale, offering technical, economic and legal assistance.

The model is implemented in more than 70 territories… which have accelerated the energy transition by installing more than 500 photovoltaic plants on private and public roofs (i.e. more than 11 MWp installed, the equivalent of powering 3,500 homes )” , explain Juliette Rasse, development manager for the Association des Centrales Villageoises.

The initiative has developed a phased approach that allows anyone interested to lead a community energy initiative. The association offers support to volunteers and experienced local companies provide their expertise to support growing citizen groups.

The Association of Village Power Plants was one of the three finalists selected for the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Awards in the Local Action for Energy category. This award recognizes actions in favor of sustainable energy, carried out by a group of citizens or consumers, which contribute to the transition to clean energy at the community or local level.

The other finalists in this category were the AUSL Romagna Energy Action Plan in Italywhich pursues a holistic approach to energy efficiency in 13 hospitals, and De Energiecentrale, which offers a one-stop shop for advice and support for improving the energy efficiency of homes in the Belgian city of Ghent.

About EUSEW prices

The European Sustainable Energy Awards (EUSEW Awards) recognize outstanding people and projects for their innovation and efforts in energy efficiency and renewable energy. In total, nine finalists were selected by a high-level jury in three categories: Innovation, Local Action for Energy and Women in Energy. The finalists will be subject to a public online vote, open now until June 2, and the winners will be announced at the EUSEW Awards Ceremony in June 2024.

About European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the largest annual event dedicated to renewable energy and efficient energy use in Europe, will take place from June 11 to 13, 2024 with the theme “Net zero solutions for a competitive Europe”. The event will bring together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives accelerating decarbonization through green technologies and solutions towards a fair and equitable transition for people and competitive businesses. Registrations for on-site participation in Brussels and online participation are now open.

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