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Parisian community recognised for its geothermal heating network

Cathedral of Meaux, France (source: flickr/ Daniel Marinaud, creative commons)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 17 Jan 2019

The community of Meaux in the greater Paris area in France, has received a recognition for its geothermal district heating network, honouring networks whose environmental, economic and social performance of the networks are the most exemplary".

The community of Meaux in the Paris area in France has received a distriction as “ecorésau de Chaleaur” (loosely translated as “ecological heating network”).

The municipality of Meaux received the label “Ecoréseau de chaleur”, awarded by the National Association of local authorities and professionals for the management of waste, energy, heat networks and the environment on the occasion of the renewable heat week.

Created in 2013, this distinction rewards communities whose “environmental, economic and social performance of the networks are the most exemplary”.

The geothermal network of Meaux extends over 32 km. It serves in particular the neighborhoods of the hospital, Beauval and Dunant. Public facilities also benefit, such as the Meaux hospital, the Frot pool or the Meaux-Chauconin prison.

Nearly 18,000 housing equivalents are involved in this type of heating in the municipality. This network avoids every year 18,500 t of CO2, equivalent to the emissions of 15,400 vehicles.

In 2017, renovations and modernization of the network were carried out. Nearly 2 km of network were then replaced.

The works carried out in 2018 have made it possible to continue the development of the network to connect new homes such as the residences of Moulins or that of Marshals.

In the coming years, the future housing that will be built following the demolition of the Alsace and Auvergne towers in Beauval will be connected to the geothermal network.

Source: Le Parisien