Vincent Larribe - Development Director
Vincent Larribe and Anaïs Mourgues are respectively Director of Development and Head of Photovoltaic Projects at Reden, producer of renewable energy from photovoltaics. Best prioritization of prospecting, bigger efficiency in the detection of information Locals relevant and in theObtaining urban planning permits : they share with us the first benefits observed since the adoption of Explain's software.
Tell us about Reden!
Vincent Larribe — Reden has been an independent electricity producer since 2008, with activities in France and abroad. We control all of this from our headquarters in Agen, right next to our factory. This is one of Reden's particularities: we have integrated the entire value chain, from the production of photovoltaic panels, which are manufactured here in France, to the sale of electricity produced at our power plants.
What are the challenges of a solar player like Reden?
FLIGHT — Access to very local information is absolutely key for us. What will guarantee our long-term success is our ability to quickly obtain urban planning authorizations for the projects we are working on.
To do this, we need to know our territories perfectly, and what the Explain software allows us to do, by giving us access to the various modifications of urban planning documents and to key elements from articles in the daily press, without having to go through them one by one.
This information allows us to identify trends and to prioritize the areas in which we will seek to develop photovoltaic power plants.
What is the use of Explain software by the Development teams?
Anais Mourgues — Today, teams of project managers use the software on a daily basis. It first allows us to follow political movements in the territories we cover, when there are changes in elected officials, for example.
We are also alerted to changes in urban planning documents: PLUs, SCOTs, PLui implementations. It is also used to identify new opportunities since it informs us of new AOs and AMIs that are launched in our territories, on themes that concern us.
And finally for our competitive intelligence: it allows us to keep an eye on the new projects that will be built in our allocation sectors, and more generally to follow everything that happens in our territories as closely as possible.
What are the first benefits identified since the adoption of the software?
FLIGHT — The first benefit is saving time. This search for information is something we used to do in the past but we do it much more effectively today. We have also gained in quality, since saving time allows us to be more exhaustive about the information we are looking for.
I note another important benefit in prioritizing the areas in which to explore. Knowing the political trend in each territory, and the positions taken by elected officials, allows us to make commercial efforts where projects are most likely to succeed. This prevents us from wasting time on projects that are less likely to see the light of day at the end of a complex development process.