Province of Luxembourg (Belgium): a method for 100% RES vision implementation

Published by Frédéric Praillet on 19.11.2014

Supported by the University of Liège and its agency for economic development IDELUX, the Province of Luxembourg (Belgium) launches the PEPS-Lux dynamic (Province to Positive Energies) to coordinate the energy transition of its territory through a « 100% renewables » vision.

Mobilise all potentials: natural and human !

This willing to lead the dynamic will result in approaching energy as a priority for territorial development in order to mobilize all possible energy savings and cover remaining consumptions through the implementation of the potential of renewable energy.

To reach of such a challenge will require the mobilization of public actors of the territory, through the provision of technical and human resources, as well as seeking new financing. Particular attention will be paid to the association of the population and local stakeholders in the public decision-making and the implementation of actions to create a true territorial strategy.

Implementation of a global framework

Specifically, four areas of work will be coordinated by a steering committee composed of representatives of the Province itself, the University of Liège and IDELUX.

Organigramme PEPS EN

The first area of work will focus on support to municipalities and the lead of a network of municipalities committed to strongly facilitate the development and implementation of local action plans. To date, 14 municipalities have already joined the movement and receive technical and methodological support for the development of their territorial energy balances and Sustainable Energy Action Plans.

The second area of work will aim to implement major structuring projects such as support campaigns to house renovation or development of renewable energy.

The third will focus on the implementation of a framework for mobilization of all stakeholders to get them involved in decision making. This framework will mainly be based on the creation of a Climate Parliament, a commitment charter for all stakeholders, a website and a newsletter.

The last will focus on the implementation of internal actions to the provincial institution itself in order to position it as an exemplary leader of the approach.