This document explains the national and European context on collective self-consumption and describes the measures required to support the development of microgrids in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
This document first explains the national and European context on collective self-consumption and describes the main stakes related to the development of renewable energy sources (RES), the mitigation of the impact of RES on the electricity grids, the necessity to have a better control of the electricity prices, the interest to develop innovative solutions for energy management, ancillary services load control and so on.
The project PEGASUS is presented together with the lessons learnt from the pilot site of Saint-Julien-en-Quint. The obstacles to a further and broader development of collective self-consumption are presented. They mainly consist in the administrative complexity of the procedures, the technical difficulties to make projects become operational, the weakness of the business model, the legal limitation of the geographical perimeter of the projects, the difficulty to develop projects thanks to third-party investments.
Considering the above mentioned hurdles, some measures are proposed at a regional level :
This document has been addressed to the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in September 2019.
Proposals for measures supporting the development of microgrids in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes