Our local involvement

We are committed to local communities at every stage of the project.


From the development to the operation of a wind or solar farm, RWE is committed to a consultative approach that meets the expectations of the local community.

This means communicating clearly, transparently and pedagogically at every stage of the project, ensuring the best possible territorial integration and the involvement of all the stakeholders concerned.

Wind and solar projects raise legitimate questions. In response, RWE implements appropriate consultation procedures and establishes a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders.

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Public information meeting organised by RWE

Our beliefs

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Build a relationship of trust and proximity with local stakeholders.

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Draw on the residents' expertise to design a project rooted in the area's culture and identity.

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Take a co-construction approach, creating value and opportunities around attractive projects.

Concerted action for projects and regions

Local authorities are systematically consulted from the earliest stages of development in order to understand local issues and build a project tailored to each environment, from start-up to operation.

  • Understanding the area: carrying out an analysis of the area and a study of how the project is perceived by around thirty local stakeholders.

  • Explain and promote the project: newsletters, websites, public meetings, exhibitions, visits to wind farms in operation, etc.

  • Co-constructing the project: collaborative work on the measures to be implemented to compensate for the impacts of the plant, supporting economic players in overcoming potential problems and benefitting from the project.

  • Continuing dialogue: communication and consultation with local communities and project stakeholders during the construction and operation phases.

This consultation process, which is entirely voluntary, is essential to the success of the project. 

Did you know?

Every wind and solar power project is subject to a public enquiry procedure. Information about the project is published once the application for a permit* has been submitted. Any person or organisation may then submit questions or comments for a period of one month. At the end of this period, the investigating commissioner submits the contributions to the developer for response. The documents resulting from the public enquiry procedure are then taken into account in the prefectorial decision on whether or not the project will be authorised. 

* For solar projects, this is an application for planning permission; for wind projects, this is an application for environmental authorisation.

Participative financing

Where it meets a local need, RWE offers participatory financing campaigns enabling citizens to direct their savings towards a sustainable project. 

Getting involved

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in a local energy project


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in the energy transition


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the financial benefits of projects 

High-performance investment

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in a regional project

Why eco-invest?

By directing part of your savings towards renewable energies, you are contributing to their development and are making a commitment to the energy transition. Your savings have the power to transform the energy system, for you and the planet.

Equity crowdfunding is short-circuit, interest-bearing savings available to everyone, with no minimum investment, to finance a local, sustainable project.

Focus on the crowdfunding campaign for our Les Pierrots onshore wind farm.

The local electricity offer

RWE has launched an innovative offer to reduce the electricity bills of residents living near its wind farms. The offer is open to all private individuals, small businesses and farmers with a meter rating of between 3 and 36 kVA.

With its partner Energie d'ici, a brand of the Union des Producteurs Locaux d'électricité (Union of Local Electricity Producers), RWE offers reductions calculated on the basis of the wind farm’s capacity, at €20 per MW installed. Guarantees of origin ensure that the electricity is traceable.

Several wind farms are already covered by this offer, which will be replicated in other municipalities where power stations developed by RWE are located.

Who is Energie d'Ici?

Energie d'ici was created in 2016 when renewable electricity producers came together within the Union des Producteurs Locaux d'Electricité to sell their energy directly to consumers, from individuals to professionals and local authorities.

Our associated producers operate renewable energy plants, some of which are over a hundred years old, and are also renovating and developing new plants to contribute to the energy transition.

A premiere for Les Pierrots

In partnership with electricity supplier Energie d'ici, RWE Renouvelables France has set up a local electricity supply scheme.

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Community involvement at RWE

RWE's strategy in France is entirely focused on renewable energies. In line with this development, innovative solutions, such as the one proposed with its partner Energie d'ici, are being put in place throughout the country. Brought together under the Community Champion banner, these initiatives aim to develop a catalogue of measures to meet the needs of local communities. In the medium term, RWE hopes to diversify these initiatives to offer local communities the most integrated projects possible.

Would you like to find out more about RWE's commitment to the community? The RWE Group's corporate page outlines our many commitments wherever we operate wind and solar farms.

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