About this good practice
Renewable energies should be developed widely. Many citizens are convinced of this and wish to participate actively in their development. Thus, citizen-led and citizen-financed projects are beginning to emerge but often the lack of knowledge and skills slows down their development.
To reach the objectives
The Taranis Network promotes renewable energies carried and financed by citizens in order to show citizens and elected officials what is possible.
It also trains project leaders on all necessary subjects (technical, legal, economic, etc.) and encourages exchanges of experience between project leaders.
The main stakeholders and beneficiaries of the practice are :
- The citizens involved
- Local authorities (technicians and elected representatives)
- All citizens because the projects supported by the Taranis Network reduce GHG emissions
1.5 Full time equivalents for about thirty project leaders in Brittany.
Evidence of success
Brittany is considered one of the most active regions in terms of citizen renewable energy projects, thanks to the Taranis Network. 16 citizen-led and financed renewable energy projects that have emerged thanks to the TARANIS network since its creation. 46.9 GWh / year have been produced in renewable energies, knowing that on average, in 2017, French electricity production emitted 74g of CO2 per kWh.
2317 citizen shareholders of local citizen companies have invested 3 million Euros.
Potential for learning or transfer
This Network is necessary to enable many different groups of citizens to develop RE projects. These projects require so many skills and knowledge that it is necessary to be able to rely on a Network and on the experiences of other promoters.