At Teréga, we believe that regions have a decisive role to play in achieving the energy transition objectives set at national and European level. The local level, through the remit of the Regions and Public Establishments for Intercommunal Cooperation, makes it possible to implement innovative initiatives as close as possible to the reality and specific needs of the field. We are convinced that a successful energy transition must be synonymous with the creation of economic and industrial activities in the regions, but also a vector of social opportunities. This is why we are actively working with local stakeholders to structure channels around the energy transition and support the implementation of innovation projects.
In order to contribute to the energy transition of the regions, Teréga participates in the structuring of the biomethane, hydrogen and NGV-bioGNV (Natural Gas Vehicle) sectors in a circular economy approach. We are committed to securing local supply and developing our gas facilities to enable the injection of renewable gas into our networks and contribute to the economic growth of the regions. Each infrastructure construction project that we carry out thus generates local spin-offs that generally account for between 15% and 20% of the total investment.
Teréga also assists methanisation unit project owners. Together, we design connection diagrams to our transmission network adapted to the technical and economic stakes of their projects.
Commissioned in July 2018, the Méthalayou site was created by 15 farmers to pool their waste to produce biomethane. Teréga supported the project from preparation to operation, and the unit now injects 100 Nm3/h of biomethane into the network, equivalent to the consumption of nearly 800 households. It is also the first methanation site open to public subscription.
Teréga is involved in regional economic development and deploys a purchasing policy based on a network of efficient and responsible local partners. We work in collaboration with a large number of local and regional entrepreneurs. They are involved in sectors of activity related to our businesses: technical studies, engineering, piping, boilermaking, civil engineering, information systems, etc.
We favour geographical proximity in the selection of our suppliers and subcontractors, with an equivalent offer quality, by ensuring the most uniform distribution possible between the different sizes of companies (VSE/SME/ETI/GE). Teréga has been generating €210 million in average purchases per year, i.e. more than 50%, from local companies for more than 4 years.
As signatories of the Responsible Supplier Relations Charter, we involve our suppliers and subcontractors in our corporate social responsibility approach and we participate in the improvement of their performance. We ensure that they meet our commitments, particularly in terms of safety, health and environmental impact. We are building long-term partnerships to encourage them in their innovation and technical approval processes, so that our joint actions are in line with the challenges of the energy transition.
of Teréga’s spending takes place in the Southwest
of the purchasing volume is entrusted to local suppliers
of investment in new infrastructure benefits the local economy
Ambassador of Béarn, Teréga is proud to contribute to the social life and the regional influence. In particular, we are sponsoring local sports clubs and have supported the creation of a new high-impact sporting event: the Teréga Open Pau-Pyrénées. To extend our commitment, a non-profit Endowment Fund has been established: Terega Energy Accelerator. Its aim is to support philanthropic actions and to showcase the talents of our regions, particularly through sports and cultural patronage, promotion of inclusion, and preservation of biodiversity.