Joint Exchange: Cooperation between RAEE and SPL Energies Reunion
Cooperation between RAEE and SPL Energies Reunion in Data4Action
Context: RAEE (Rhônalpénergie-Environnement) is the regional energy agency of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in charge of the energy and GHG observatory at regional level. RAEE has developed a set of indicators to monitor regional and local SEAPs, but these indicators are numerous and need to be revised to better fit new needs (land planning approaches).
SPL Energies Reunion is a public local company, in the French overseas province Ile de La reunion in the Indian Ocean, being operator of the regional energy observatory for 10 years. The regional observatory is in charge of the monitoring of the Regional SEAP based on a set of indicators to be revised. SPL Energies Reunion is member of the RARE network federating regional energy agency and detailed exchanges between observatories have taken place in the framework.
RAEE and SPL Energies Reunion have agreed to work together on the issue of energy indicators in the framework of the DATA4ACTION project.
Description: All territories directly or indirectly involved in the energy transition, to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate territorial development, need to rely on accurate data on energy consumption, energy production and GHG emissions.
If many data are currently made available by regional energy and GHG observatories, the challenge to identify a set of global indicators, responding to different objectives of regional and local actors, remains.
Indeed, beyond final energy consumption data by sector, energy, usage, or energy carrier, stakeholders want to have meaningful indicators and to apprehend the concepts of:
- local resource mobilization and management of use conflicts
- Energy autonomy territories
- Share of renewable energy
- Impact on the local economy
- Etc …
Various parameters must be taken into consideration such as the potential uptake of local resources of a territory, the impact of this mobilization on the local energy system and energy flows between territories.
Meanwhile, in order to harmonize practices and comparability exercises, increasingly strong demands exist on:
- Compliance with international standards or reporting formats, European or national
- The quality procedures, etc …
The work carried out in the partnership between RAEE and the SPL Energies Réunion in the European DATA4ACTION project aims to provide first answers to this problem by defining a set of indicators to track regional and local actions and responding the following criteria:
- MRV criteria “Transparency, completeness, comparability, consistency, accuracy”.
- Modeling a Territorial Energy System (TES) in its interaction with the outside.
- Number of limited generic indicator that can be easily broken down by sector, energy use, etc … while meeting the international and European standards.
In a first meeting in May in Lyon, RAEE and SPL Energies Réunion produced:
- The formalization of the concept of a territorial energy system (TES)
- A proposal of indicators and examples of variation by sector or energy.
- The prospects of work for the result of this collaboration.
During the second semester of 2016, the concept and indicators are tested on various territories and specific topics. In November 2017, RAEE will meet SPL Energies Reunion to present and discuss first results. Results will also be discussed during an info day in Lyon in December.
- Main objectives
Designing and implementing a set of indicators supporting public action plans at regional and territorial levels. The indicators must be:
- Well-identified and not too numerous
- Well defined to support actions and strategy elaboration
The indicators should be MRV (Measurable Reportable Verifiable) as defined by the UNDP. At the end of the collaboration, set of indicators will be reviewed and adjusted for each of the two partners. Efforts will be made to have similar indicators between the two regions.
- Implementing Structure & Partners – Governance
RAEE, regional energy agency of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, is an association with local and regional authorities as members, together with energy stakeholders (DSO, TSO, Energy producers…).
SPL Energies Réunion is a public company owned by local authorities of the Reunion Island.
- Financing and cost / Time frame
The common work started in May, with the first meeting. During summer, the concept was worked again and synthesized in the following diagramm:
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