Provence & Côte d'Azur: Cables, pylons and power stations will benefit from the scheme
ERDF to invest 140 million in PACA
Michèle Bellon, CEO of energy firm ERDF, has announced that the electricity giant will be investing 140 million euros in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur over the next five years. This follows February’s record-breaking highs of energy consumption in the Côte d’Azur as temperature’s dropped below minus 12 degrees Celsius.
During her tour of France last month, Bellon announced in Marseille that ERDF was entering into a 140 million euro project that will replace around 80 kilometres of underground cables, repair a string of pylons and improve safety at one of the company’s energy plants in the region.
PACA, which is part of ERDF’s ‘Mediterranean zone’ along with Languedoc-Roussillon, is split into two sections: the Côte d’Azur and Marseille Provence Metropolis.
Both will receive cash injections into the services ERDF provides in an effort to counter-act any future problems like the ones seen in February when France was forced to import energy from Germany and the UK.
ERDF is the main energy provider in the Riviera, supplying almost two million residents with power and employing around 1,400 workers.