La Vallée des énergies (Energy Valley)
The Vallée des Energies is home to tomorrow's "energy mix!". It stretches from Gap to Pertuis and is mostly concentrated in the Val de Durance.
The valley is oriented towards the future and has a strong economic dynamics.
Located along the motorway, it directly serves the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission) in Cadarache, the site of the ITER nuclear fusion project and also the hydraulic dams on the Durance and towns in the territory from Manosque to Sisteron.
In addition to this, the Val de Durance offers firms in the Energy sector an economic and service network and a high-quality protected natural environment.
|In the Vallée des énergies:|
Thanks to its forest heritage the department has large sources of wood available for different uses and in particular, fuelwood.
Hydraulic energy in the department: the Durance-Verdon area has a production of 7 billion kWh per year, representing
10 % of French hydroelectric production.
300 days of sunshine per year are an undeniable asset
for the development of the photovoltaic sector
in the department.dans le département.
|The players in the energy sector|