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Rennes Métropole renews its confidence in Veolia for the management of its waste-to-energy plant

Veolia will operate Rennes Métropole's waste-to-energy plant for a further three and a half years. The facility will produce green energy that will heat 20,000 homes in the city.

Over the life of the contract, the waste-to-energy plant will handle 504,000 tonnes of non-recyclable household waste, and produce 110,000 MWh of electricity and 317,000 MWh of thermal energy. This will be used to supply the district heating network and provide hot water to 20,000 households in the Rennes metropolitan area, as well as the Pontchaillou university hospital centre.
The amount of green energy produced over the life of the contract will be equivalent to 56,000 tonnes of coal or 44 million litres of fuel - the amount of non-renewable fossil energy saved.


"The renewal of the contract for the operation of the waste-to-energy plant in Rennes testifies to the city's confidence in Veolia's expertise. Veolia has been able to create an offer tailored to its needs that is not only optimized but also respectful of its commitments in terms of technical, energy and environmental efficiency. Once again Veolia illustrates the Group's ability to support the territories in implementing their energy transition policy," explained Bernard Harambillet, CEO Waste Solutions for Veolia in France.


Recycling waste

Opened in 1968, the Rennes Métropole waste-to-energy plant employs 42 people 24/7. It is part of the program "Zero Waste, Zero Rubbish Territories"[1], which promotes waste to green energy, for a decarbonized society.



Producing green energy from the incineration of household waste
Veolia’s waste and energy management expertise
[1] Calls for under “Zero Waste, Zero Rubbish Territories” projects launched by the Ministry for the Environment and led by Ademe, support local authorities in the reuse and recycling of their waste.