Syndicat Départemental d’Energie et d’équipement du Finistère
The Departmental Energy and Equipment Trade Union of Finistère, as Organizing Authority of the Distribution of Electricity (AODE), is in charge of the organization of the public service of distribution of electrical energy on the territory of 269 communes out of the 277 that counts the department. It also has four optional skills: gas, street lighting, heating and cooling networks and electronic communications.
An important player in the Finistère economy, with € 40 million in investments each year and about 600 direct or induced jobs, SDEF is a major player in the energy transition.
It intervenes in the control of the energy demand, the development of renewable energies (by the end of 2019 realization of 40 photovoltaic power system in partnership with local authorities), energy purchasing groups, the development of recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles (a network of 213 charging stations has been deployed), smart grids. The SDEF also offers a shared energy consulting service.
The SDEF has also created a local mixed economy company (MEC) “Energies en Finistère” to promote the development of renewable energies in Finistère.
In 2019, the SDEF initiated new development axes in the energy transition : the development of a new competence at the service of the communities in the field of the networks of heat, the development of gas stations for vehicles, the assistance to the communities for the setting up of Climate Territorial Air Energy Plans.
In 2019 SDEF also embarked on an ambitious innovative project by offering the Finistère communities an “Intelligent Territory” service based on a LoRa-type communication infrastructure.