Bois-de-Bay ecoPark: from a local energy concept to a feasibility study on industrial own-consumption groups

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  • Start date : juillet 2016
  • End date : avril 2019
  • Canton de Genève
  • Zone industrielle du Bois-de-Bay, Route du Bois-de-Bay, Satigny
 Accompagnement
 Animation
 Conseil
 Coopération
 Diagnostic
 Ecologie industrielle
 Ecoparc
 Efficacité énergétique
 Energie
 Energie de récupération
 Géothermie
 Gouvernance
 Mutualisation
 Photovoltaïque
 Planification
 Réseaux
 Réseaux de chaleur
 microgrid
  CET
  industrial zone
  synergies
  participatory process
  workshop
  self-consumption company
  industrial waste
  eco-district
  RCP
  group for own consumption
  self-consumption

In 2014, the FTI launched the Bois-de-Bay eco-park through an approach aimed at identifying and promoting business-to-business synergies in the Bois-de-Bay industrial zone (ZIBAY) and developing a sustainable vision for the development of economic activities in this zone. After a participatory consultation process, the need for an energy schedule was confirmed, following which the local energy concept (Concept énergétique territorial - CET) was created. Its objectives are:

  • to draw up an energy schedule taking into account the "energy producing" potential of Zibay
  • to give special attention to the photovoltaic development of the area
  • to direct planning and solutions to businesses and key stakeholders in this area by involving them in an evolving participatory process for developing the CET

Following the publication of the CET in 2017, a study mandate is in progress in the Bois-de-Bay industrial zone with the objectives of: 

  • examining the feasibility of creating groups for own-consumption of photovoltaic solar energy in an industrial environment
  • adopting a market philosophy and producing a convincing presentation of the results that can easily be communicated to companies, project leaders and investors

Qualitative benefits

In quantitative terms, the energy strategy of the zone represents: 

  • a potential for photovoltaic energy production as self-consumption of 4020 MWh/year
  • a savings potential of CHF 1 million/year for local businesses through self-consumption photovoltaics
  • 3 options for supplying thermal energy, including the recovery of industrial waste today amounting to over 16 GWh/year
  • 4 heat network options for production of energy ranging from 3.4 MWh/m year to 2 MWh/m/year

Stages of the project

As part of the ecoParc initiative, conducted by FTI in ZIBAY and driven by Implenia, which is considering solutions for recycling its waste, a consultation process was conducted with the companies in the zone and local partners (Satigny, SIG). It has confirmed the need for energy planning for this area. So OCEN, Satigny, SIG and FTI have mandated SOFIES and Nägeli Energie Sarl, to come up with a regional energy concept (Concept énergétique territorial - CET), covering the Bois-de-Bay eco-park.

Following the publication of the CET in 2017, a study mandate is in progress on the feasibility of own-consumption groups (regroupements en consommation propre - RCP) in the Bois-de-Bay industrial zone.

Areas of activity

Driving forces: 

  • Recent developments in electricity network regulation
  • Contacts with companies set up as part of the ecoParc initiative
  • Land management by FTI and the town of Satigny
  • Electricity network managed by GIS

 Obstacles:

  • Lack of data on current consumption (because of confidentiality issues)
  • Very different types of consumption (industrial processes)
  • Uncertainties as to the expected development and the financial capacity of the companies (type and size of companies, uncertainties regarding the economic climate)

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