BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT OF THE PALOU AREA

SPAIN, CATALONIA, GRANOLLERS MUNICIPALITY

Local business models, Local skills empowerment

Overview

The pilot action focuses to the analysis of the potential exploitation of renewables in the Palou area. Different strategies on energy efficiency measures and RES investments have been studied, aiming to define the most appropriate long term strategy. The developed “Strategy on mobilising investments for RES & EE measures implementation in the rural area of Granollers and wider MED area” contributes to the local community’s growth and creation of new jobs at the local RES companies (suppliers and installers), facilitating the improvement of the existing power grid and reducing its external dependency,

A “Partnerships’ Agreement” for implementing the investment plan has been established covering three sectors in Palou rural area (agriculture/farmers, industry/producers, residential/households), amongst technicians of the Environment & Economic Promotion Departments of city council, representatives of neighbors’ associations, farmers and producers.

Macro objectives:
  • Local energy investment triggered
  • Behavioural change of citizens

Specific objectives:
  • Energy saving of public facilities in rural and suburban area
  • Local stakeholders’ engagement in energy saving measures and RES implementation
  • RES share increase in local energy mix

Impacts to be achieved by 2030:
  • Engagement 50 local stakeholders & businesses in local partnership
  • CO2 emissions saved/y: 257 t
  • Electricity generated from RES: 208,000 kWh/y
  • Thermal energy generated from RES: 815,523 kWh/y

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Contacts

Granollers Municipality

Virgínia Domingo
Environmental officer
vdomingo@granollers.cat