A pipeline dedicated to green gas will be built between Ploërmel and Guégon

This pipeline will be supplied with biogas from methanization. Four companies based in Morbihan are joining the project in order to better secure their energy needs.

Local authorities, such as Guillac, Josselin, Guégon and Ploërmel Communauté, but also Morbihan Energies and 4 companies established in Morbihan are participating in a pipeline project.biogas 25.6 kilometers long between the municipalities of Ploërmel and Guégon.

These companies are the agricultural and agri-food cooperative groupEureden , the pork slaughterhouse JPA, the specialist in fresh prepared salads Mix Buffet and the packaging company Smurfit Kappa. They are all committed to this project in order to better secure their gas needs, at a time when prices are soaring.

The concession for this future network was awarded following a call for tender to GRDF, which will therefore manage the installations. The planned investment is 3.4 million euros, 53% supported by GRDF, the balance being shared between the other different local stakeholders.

Supplying the Josselin hospital

If the schedule is respected, work to construct the pipeline planned underground will begin during the summer of 2023. The industrialists and communities concerned will be able to benefit from this biogas in 2024.

Note that the hospital in the commune of Josselin will be able to benefit from the investment and that around a hundred individuals will gradually be connected to the network, between 2025 and 2026. In the medium term, the green gas pipeline will technically be able to transport locally produced green hydrogen.

According to elected officials from the municipalities concerned, this project should contribute to ensuring that 14% of Morbihan's energy production comes from renewable sources, compared to 7% currently.

In France, only twenty-four of EDF's fifty-six nuclear reactors are currently operating, in particular due to a corrosion problem, which reduces French electricity production, which is at a historically low level, and mechanically increases the costs. For December specifically, a megawatt hour of electricity is already trading at more than 1,600 euros, an extraordinary level.

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