The fight against fuel poverty in Reunion Island with the SLIME project

Horizon Reunion is involved in the SLIME project, helping local authorities to provide solutions against fuel poverty

Since 2014, Energies Réunion, the energy agency in Reunion Island, is in charge of implementing and animating the national SLIME project – Local Scheme for Energy Efficiency. Horizon Reunion is in charge of implementing and promoting the project together with EDF (the local energy supplier) and the support of the Regional Council.

The project was rolled-out in 2014 in order to combatfuel poverty.  SLIME helps local authorities in providing concrete solutions to fuel poverty, reducing the energy demand from the grid and finally decreasing GHG emissions. Fuel poor households are identified and supported in adopting measures that reduce energy use. The different steps are: locate the fuel-poor families, lead a diagnosis, find solutions and guide families toward these measures to reduce energy usage at home.

SLIME is a truly innovative project, since it has managed to mobilize the energy retrofitting market via the installation of solar water heaters, replacement of in-efficient household appliances and insulation works, and catalyze cooperation with stakeholders from the housing and social services sectors. Up to now, 17.570 householders benefited from an energy audit on the Reunion Island through the project. In addition, more than More than 90000 energy efficientdevices were delivered which permitted to save 6 GWh of electricity consumption per year.


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Energies-Réunion SPL Aurélie Lechart aurelie.lechat@energies