Agricultural holdings’ energetic performance plan (2009-2013)
(Decree of the 4th February 2009, published on the JORF of the 8 February 2009) The fixed objective is to reduce the energetic dependency concerning farming facilities in France, by fostering self-consumption and to reach a level of 30% of agricultural farming’s low energetic dependency by 2013.
The main issues with renewable energy are fluctuation and intermittency. Production and consumption profiles linked to these sources of energy are rarely synchronized. However, some techniques can solve these problems by: using optimised storage systems, coupling energy sources (solar and wind-turbines), taking from the grid complementary power.
IMEX-CGI, with many years of experience in renewable energy, positions itself as the main investor of the ELHYRA project. This innovative project supported by OSEO and the administration of the Brittany region, obtained the cluster competitive S2E2 certification (Smart Electricity Cluster). ELHYRA project based on the use of different kind of renewable energy (solar, wind-turbine) combined with a hydrogen storage system. The “Smart-Grid” applied to this project allows to drive the storage and the production of different energy sources according to various criteria: production, consumption, meteorological forecasts.