Adrien Loiselet, South @RWE Regional Manager
Adrien Loiselet is Regional manager South at RWE, in charge of a team of project managers Onshore Wind Development. We went to meet him in the Paris offices of the German energy company, to gather his feedback after the first months of using the Explain software.
In this interview, Adrien measures the importance for his teams of Know precisely the history of projects carried out by local authorities and The guidelines that they have set for themselves for the years to come.
Tell us about RWE!
Today, RWE is a major German energy company that intends within a few years to have 100% renewable energies and zero CO2 emissions in its energy mix. RWE wants to be one of the leaders in the renewable energy market in France, in onshore energies such as wind and ground solar, and also in maritime energies, in particular offshore wind power.
What are the difficulties that an EnR developer faces?
Today, while everyone is generally convinced of the relevance of the development of renewable energies, each territory has its own specificities, its own challenges. And it's difficult for a developer like RWE to arrive locally with purely technical expertise. What is important for us is first of all, of course, to know the entire history of a territory, and this on a fairly fine scale. But it is also about collecting information on the prospective part, to understand where each territory wants to go and to see how to support them in this transition.
What are the strengths of Goodwill territorial intelligence software?
The ergonomics of the software allowed each project manager to take control of it very easily and quickly. Everyone has been able to set up local and detailed monitoring of the territories in which they develop. All the time saved on this fairly targeted, fairly specific monitoring is time saved locally, it's time saved on the ground.
Examples of benefits associated with using the software?
We have several examples to use the tool today, but I am thinking in particular of those in territories that are less well known, where wind energy is a little less developed. I am thinking of a project in Dordogne, for example, where we were able to know very quickly that a local urban plan was going to be revised. This is what allowed us to develop in this territory and to know the actors to contact to set up shop. This is information that we had not been able to obtain before and the tool gave it to us directly.
We have several examples like that. I am also thinking of a deliberation we had via the tool, in favor of one of our projects, even before the city hall communicated it by email or post! The relevance of the tool no longer needs to be demonstrated.