Topic of the practice
Public initative to promote energy efficiency
Good Practice Information
The PACA Region is one of the 3 most energy consuming French Region. AGIR is a public initiative in the Region Alpes Cote d’Azur (France) that uses a EUR 70 million public fund to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy actions inside the region.It has been extended under the name AGIR+ and aim at facilitating the implementation of energy related actions onside the Region’s territory with the additional objective to boost the local energy sector and its actors. It is also contributing to secure electricity supply, a rather critical issue in the Eastern part of the Region, where the electricity network is experiencing more and more saturation episodes. Finally, it is contributing to the achievement of the EU “20-20-20” package. The project reported the main difficulties in mobilising public stakeholders whose participation was essential. A key success factor was the definition of a simple governance scheme that could ensure good understanding and maximal participation of potential beneficiaries.
Evidence of success
100,000 citizens and 1,500 companies, organisations and associations were involved in the project, resulting in combined project savings of 14,000 MWh by 600 projects.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Région PACA, Service Energie Climat Air, Hôtel de Région 27 Place Jules GUESDE