Together with Enedis, Marianne Legno wants to “contribute to the first low-carbon Olympic Games”.

Marianne Laino, President of the Executive Board of Enedis since 2020, was in Montpellier this weekend for a round table organized with the participation of clients, partners and mayors.

In a context where climate issues are finally beginning to be taken into account due to global turmoil: the health crisis and the war in Ukraine, what is the role of Enedis in this desired ecological transition?

Renewable energy sources (EnR), self-consumption, electric mobility: these are the three axes, three dimensions that underlie the desire of Enedis to contribute to these changes, as they must be connected to the distribution grid. First, our company supports the development of renewable energy in the French energy mix.

In fact, 90% of renewable energy production sites are connected to the distribution network managed by Enedis: 540,000 in the country and 90,000 in Occitania; solar installations for the most part, is growing strongly. Innovative landmark projects have been launched on the territory, such as in Sauves (Gare), NW Joules storage batteries or the installation of an on-ground photovoltaic park in Lignan-sur-Orbes (Hérault). Then the social trend “I produce and consume what I produce” is followed by a distribution network.

Occitania, the first region in Europe with positive energy in 2050

“Our network circles the Earth 35 times,” Ms. Legno, President of the Board of Enedis since 2020, is fond of recalling. With 1.4 million kilometers of networks in France, including almost 75,000 in the former LR, it is the largest distribution network. in Europe, the company responsible for routing the current is becoming an important network with the advent of “all electric” coming soon.

The goal is to increase the share of electricity in our energy consumption from 25% to 55% or even 60% by 2050. And at the same time, the Occitania region strives to become the first region in Europe with positive energy. “The electric transport network in the territory facilitates the transfer of energy. Enedis is responsible for the last mile of electricity that delivers current to end consumers. Major historical player. We manage 95% of networks in France. .

This applies to everyone, especially communities…

Of course, in addition to the individual consumers, who today number 164,000 throughout France, collective and/or public buildings produce and consume together, sharing energy fairly.

At the end of February 2022, there were 85 collective self-consumption operations launched, with Occitanie leading for 3 years: 17 collective operations bringing together 245 participants (consumers and producers). The dynamics are well illustrated by the example of OPH logis cévenols, the first social landlord to offer a collective self-consumption solution in Ales in a residence of 100 housing units since the end of 2017. Saving 100 euros on the bill in “fully electric.

As is the Eureka district of Montpellier, collectively supplied with renewable energy through partnerships with Métropole and Enercoop. Finally, electric mobility, facilitated by Linky smart meters. The number of electric and hybrid vehicles – 700,000 currently – should reach 17 million in France by 2035. Hence the need to provide related services: charge management by deploying individual or shared terminals. Linky, which ended its commercial rollout at the end of 2021 for 34 million installed meters (90% of households), finally manages, for example in a condominium, the distribution of each user who chooses an optimized offer from one different provider.

For its part, Enedis aims to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. We have the second largest fleet of electric vehicles after the post office.

What are the innovative projects in favor of the development of all-electric?

Target all sectors! Music festivals or major sporting events… the organizers of “big events” rely on energy autonomy and traditionally do not connect to the grid. They continue to use diesel generators.

Two goals: eliminate them or make them greener. As such, Enedis is working in partnership with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the intention of contributing to the organization of the 1st Low Carbon JOP. In the same vein, the network also equips ports by running lines through the stern to the end of the berths. This was done in Marseille and it will soon be Seth’s turn that will prevent the boats on the dock from running on diesel fuel.

Greening generators involves R&D with manufacturers and the development of low-carbon “zero-emission” devices powered by hydrogen cells or batteries. And since the optimization of electricity consumption is a problem, the first experiments on the use of car batteries as storage began in Occitania on an experimental basis. The Flexitanie project, based on the principle of vehicle-to-grid connection (V2G), allows the use of electricity stored for other electrical purposes. Enedis is proud to support this landmark project.

You organize a special day to specifically bring Enedis employees closer to your customers. How will this affect our territory?

The “All Customers” promotion, which took place on May 12 and 13, aimed to bring Enedis’ 38,000 employees even closer to our 37,000,000 customers. Admittedly, our field teams and customer relations departments are already in very close contact. But the central departments of the company, for example, are less (frontally) directly involved: lawyers, personnel departments, etc. The idea is to involve them in local customer-related activities: meet them, listen to them. This happened this weekend with the mayors in Sossan, Beaucaire, etc.” I also participated in a round table in Montpellier organized with clients and partners on the fundamental theme: energy, climate, ecological transition: to a new electric France: more renewable energy. , more own consumption, more mobility.

Regional Renewable Energy Indicators

On the territory, eg. Languedoc-Roussillon:

In 2021, about forty renewable energy projects (large producers) were introduced, i.e. about one project per week.

More than 42,000 grid-connected production facilities (photovoltaic, wind, hydraulic, bioenergy, cogeneration, storage and others), including about 42,000 solar production sites and more than 100 wind production sites, corresponding to 1960 MW in March 2022.

More than 13,500 individual own consumption operations (total 54.24 MW) and 8 collective operations involving 175 participants (consumers and producers)

For Occitania it is:

Over 90,000 production sites connected to the Enedis-managed grid, including over 89,000 solar power sites and almost 170 wind power sites, corresponding to 3,866 MW in March 2022.

More than 29,600 individual own consumption operations (total 124.11 MW) and 17 collective own consumption operations involving 245 participants (consumers and producers) March 2022.