In the frame of PEGASUS, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Agency experimented the new legal framework of “collective self-consumption” in the small village of Saint Julien-en-Quint.
In the village of “Saint-Julien-en-Quint”, power outages can occur after strong winds and threaten the electricity supply for farmers’ cold stores or woodchip boilers. As a result, local representatives and inhabitants were searching for innovative solutions that can help the village to become more independent regarding its energy supply, thanks to local energy sources. For this purpose, “SAS Centrales Villageoises ACoPrEV Val de Quint” was formed in June 2018. It is a company with mainly citizen capital and a local cooperative governance investing in photovoltaic equipment installed on roofs.
From an economic perspective, the proposed collective self-consumption needs to be able to strike a balance between at least three parameters:
Check out the economic and technical evaluations (in french) below and learn more about the feasibility of such configurations.