Publication of the IEA’s Hydrogen report, presented at the June 2019 G20 summit in Japan

Capenergies outlines the Hydrogen report produced by the International Energy Agency at the request of Japan in the context of the June 2019 G20 summit. Paul Lucchese, Deputy Director of Capenergies, helped to write this report for the IEA: “In this report, the IEA, the world’s leading expert on energy for governments, clearly recognises, for the first time, the role of hydrogen as one of the cornerstones of global energy transition, in particular for decarbonising the most difficult sectors such as industry and transport.” The report envisages a 30% decrease in the cost of producing hydrogen by 2030.


International power-to-gas workshop: hydrogen is ready for the next step

Capenergies, the International Energy Agency Hydrogen (IEA Hydrogen) and GRT Gaz jointly organised a workshop on 20 November 2018 devoted to demonstrator projects investigating hydrogen production and applications. Hosted by the Ecole des Arts & Métiers engineering school in Aix-en-Provence, the event attracted about a hundred project holders, industry players and academic members from across the globe to discuss and debate the analysis of these demonstrators provided by Capenergies for IEA Hydrogen.READ MORE

The “Smart-Grid-Ready” local authorities now has its own guide

Co-drafted by the Smart Energy French Clusters 1 and the Think Smartgrids, association, with financial support from ADEME,

the “Recommendations for Smart-Grid-Ready local authorities” guide offers a collection of best practices intended for towns, to accelerate the deployment of smart grid solutions on a large-scale. Beyond strong involvement from regions, this entails having better knowledge of the solutions and their implementation on an organisational, legal, technical and economic level.


Capenergies plays a leading role in the new #CleanTech #Mobility thematic network in the PACA region

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) Region is confirming its position as a leading Smart Region, with Aix-Marseille French Tech and French Tech Côte d’Azur selected for the #CleanTech #Mobility network. This move will forge closer ties between the two French Tech initiatives in southern France, through the CleanTech Mobility network, facilitated by Capenergies.READ MORE

PPE 2016-2023: The energy transition is underway in Corsica

Gilles Simeoni, President of Corsica’s Executive Council, convened a meeting on 4 February to discuss joint initiatives under the multi-year energy programme (PPE), Corsica’s new future energy roadmap. The meeting was attended by Bernard Mahiou, Managing Director of the Capenergies cluster, Jean-Christophe Angelini, Executive Council member, President of the Corsican economic development agency and Vice-President of Capenergies, Fabienne Giovannini, Executive Council member and President of the Corsican sustainable development, planning and urban development agency, and Josépha Giacometti, Executive Council member with responsibility for culture, higher education and research. Jean-Christophe Angelini, recently appointed as Vice-President of Capenergies, used this day-long event dedicated to the energy transition in Corsica to remind colleagues that Corsica and the Capenergies cluster have a shared vision of this roadmap, with similar views on operational scale-up, synergy and pooled initiatives. The PPE roadmap was adopted in late 2015, with an investment budget of €3.112 billion and plans to create 5,000 new jobs between 2016 and 2023.READ MORE

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region – a hotbed of positive-energy areas for green growth

In total, 528 applications were received for the positive-energy areas for green growth (TEPCV) call for projects, reflecting widespread local mobilisation on energy transition matters. In February 2015, French Minister Ségolène Royal announced the 212 winners of the TEPCV label, each of which will receive €500,000 of financial assistance to implement projects in six key areas: energy efficiency, electric mobility, circular economy, biodiversity, citizenship, and local promotion. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region is home to eight of the selected territories, as well as 20 areas selected under the “future positive-energy territories” scheme.READ MORE