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!