Development of citizen photovoltaic projects

A second collective self-consumption loop within the network! updateRoofing of the Naves multi-purpose hall

A second collective self-consumption loop within the network!

After the pioneering Centrales Villageoises du Val de Quint project in 2020, the  Centrales Villageoises Energie Coeur de Corrèze are the second collective within the network to set up a collective self-consumption operation:
an innovative project that enables the commune of Naves to consume locally produced energy! 

Les  Centrales Villageoises Energie Coeur de Corrèze and collective self-consumption
 
Les Centrales Villageoises Energie Coeur de Corrèze is a citizen-owned renewable energy production collective set up as a société coopérative d'intérêt collectif (SCIC). Since their creation in 2021, the collective has been pursuing an ambitious project to produce and consume its own solar-generated electricity. This innovative solution reduces the cost of energy bills, while producing and sharing locally-produced green electricity. 

Two years after their creation, the Correze collective's project is taking shape with the implementation of a first collective self-consumption loop, built using resources provided by the Centrales Villageoises association. Since November 1, 2023, the 256 photovoltaic panels installed on the multi-purpose hall in the commune of Naves have been partly supplying the school complex, the stadium, the equestrian center and the town hall.

By sharing the energy produced by the photovoltaic power plant locally, the citizens' collective is strengthening local ties and raising awareness of renewable energies among local residents. With this innovative project, the Centrales Villageoises Energie Coeur de Corrèze are a fine example for the many neighboring communes!

The Centrales Villageoises association is recruiting! update

The Centrales Villageoises association is recruiting!

The Association des Centrales Villageoises is recruiting a development and technical support officer to accompany the network's growth and strengthen the technical support provided to member collectives! The position also includes participation in the work of the two European projects supported by the association. 

It's partly thanks to your donations that we can recruit a new person, so many thanks for your support 🙏 

Don't hesitate to share this offer in your networks! Applications due by February 8, 2024. 

Les Centrales Villageoises at the Assises des Energies Renouvelables Citoyennes! update

Les Centrales Villageoises at the Assises des Energies Renouvelables Citoyennes!

On October 16 and 17, 2023, the assises Ad'M EnR Citoyennes, co-organized by ADEME, Energie Partagée and AURA-EE, took place. This third edition, which took place in Lyon, aimed to highlight the many initiatives for the development of citizen energies around workshops, round tables and site visits.
The event illustrated the strong momentum of the Centrales Villageoises model in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, via site visits on day 1 and plenary and workshop presentations on day 2.
Learn more here.

 ⚡ Et un, et deux, et trois... et dix ! update

⚡ Et un, et deux, et trois... et dix !

1️⃣ 0️⃣ A l'échelle du réseau des Centrales Villageoises, c'est la puissance en Mégawatts crête qui vient d'être franchie grâce aux nouvelles mises en service !
Ce sont désormais 475 centrales photovoltaïques mises en service par 44 sociétés locales Centrales Villageoises qui produisent une énergie renouvelable... et citoyenne !

🎉 Bravo aux bénévoles engagés au sein de notre réseau pour ce résultat. Désormais, cap sur les 100 Mégawatts !

Un autre record à découvrir dans cet article

The Centrales Villageoises association selected for the Rencontres pour la Planète 2023! update

The Centrales Villageoises association selected for the Rencontres pour la Planète 2023!

For the second year running, the Centrales Villageoises association will be one of 40 environmental associations invited to come and "pitch" at the "Rencontres pour la Planète", organized on October 10 and 11 in Paris by 1% For the Planet.

The aim being both to increase awarenessof our initiatives, and to raise fundsvia contributions from patrons attending the event but also from the general public: as part of this, the association benefits from a crowdfunding campaign where donations are doubled by 1% For The Planetup to €3,000. Please help us reach this amount by sharing the campaign widely!

The project presented by the association this year is geared towards the development of collective self-consumption within the network of Centrales Villageoises.

Link to the project page on the 1% for the Planet website (and psst: what's more, it was Captain Cause who made their page! 😉)

A first participation in a European project for the Association des Centrales Villageoises update

A first participation in a European project for the Association des Centrales Villageoises

From September, the Centrales Villageoises association will be taking part in a European LIFE program project. Entitled ECOEMPOWER, this project aims to set up or consolidate Europe-wide support structures for citizen renewable energy projects.

To find out more about the consortium of partners, the content of the project and the roles of the Association des Centrales Villageoises within it, click here!

Webinar presenting Village Power Plants

The Centrales Villageoises association organized a webinar presenting Centrales Villageoises on June 27, 2023. It was divided into 5 parts:
1)to start with, a testimonial of a concrete project carried out by the Centrales Villageoises Cévidorées
2) then a step back on the history of the Centrales Villageoises, the charter and the reproducible model set up
3) a focus on the economic models of the projects, and on the legal structure enabling citizen investment
4) a testimonial from the PNR des Baronnies Provençales on the contribution of Centrales Villageoises to the territory
5) and finally a list of steps to take to launch the approach close to home!

Webinar replay here !

Already 1 MWp of power installed by 2023 by Centrales Villageoises! updateInauguration of a Centrales Villageoises Beaujolais Pierres Dorées installation - Cévidorées

Already 1 MWp of power installed by 2023 by Centrales Villageoises!

The Centrales Villageoises network has just passed the Megawatt mark in installed capacity since the start of 2023!

⚡️ 17 new rooftop installations, with unit power ranging from 21 to 140 kWp, have been connected in the last four months, by 11 Centrales Villageoises companies: congratulations to Cevival - Centrales Villageoises des Vallons du Lyonnais, Centrales Villageoises Beewatt, SAS Cevidorées - Centrales Villageoises Beaujolais Pierres Dorées, EnergiCimes, Grési21, Centrales Villageoises Le Solaret Coeur de Savoie, NID'énergies, Centrales du Trièves, Vercorsoleil, Pl'Ain d'Energie and at Centrales Villageoises Sur le toit des Alpilles! 🎉

👉 For more figures, visit here

Centrales Villageoises wins the Mag2Lyon ESS Trophy: the video!

The Centrales Villageoises association was delighted to receive the Mag2Lyon ESS Trophy for 2022 in the Climate category.
The awards ceremony took place on November 8, 2022. We take a look back at this award a few months later, as Mag2Lyon has just published a video presenting the Centrales Villageoises: a great insight into the work of the national association and the concrete implementation on a territorial scale!

Annual meeting of the Centrales Villageoises network in Saverne updateParticipants gather in front of the Château des Rohan in Saverne

Annual meeting of the Centrales Villageoises network in Saverne

The Centrales Villageoises association held its annual event in Saverne, Alsace, on March 24 and 25.
A day of exchanges at the "Comité de Pilotage" on Friday 24, followed by a more formal moment with the association's General Meeting on Saturday 25.
A look back in pictures at this event, which brought together some sixty volunteers from the network's various collectives: https://www.centralesvillageoises.fr/actualite/retour-sur-le-copil-et-lassemblee-generale-de-lassociation.

Publication of the 2022 activity report of the Centrales Villageoises association updateCover of the 2022 Business Report

Publication of the 2022 activity report of the Centrales Villageoises association

👉 The 2022 activity report from the Association des Centrales Villageoises is online! To be found here !

📖 28 pages to give you a complete and up-to-date portrait of our beautiful network: its successes, its difficulties, its key figures and its outlook for the future...

Let's keep one figure in mind to illustrate the rise of our network: the production of renewable and local electricity by Centrales Villageoises increased by 50% in 2022 compared to 2021! For more figures and information, visit here.

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