Managing energy a major challenge for mountain communities
EUROPE’S LARGEST MOUNTAIN REGION
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is Europe’s largest mountain region: A full 80% of the region is covered by mountains and one of the world’s largest skiing destinations. The region is by far the largest in France, both in terms of area and population.
Energy management and air quality are among the regional government’s priorities, with policies targeting:
- Valley floors and large cities facing air-quality problems
- Ski resorts seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and attract more guests
- Nature reserves, where renewable energy is particularly appropriate
- Mountain huts as off-grid sites
Tenerrdis is positioned to provide know-how and support for projects targeting transportation (shuttles, buses, freight transportation, and mountain-specific equipment like snow groomers), micro grids, and the renovation of existing assets’ energy systems. Tenerrdis can also recommend innovative solutions developed by its members.
Did you know…
Chamrousse, a ski resort near Grenoble, France, is one of sixteen projects to have earned the French government’s Sustainable Cities Industrial Demonstrator System seal. The seal was introduced by France’s Ministries of the Ecology and Housing in 2015 and is part of the nation’s strategy to leverage environmentally-friendly growth to drive ecological transition.