Low emissions infrastructure
The 'low emissions infrastructure' consists of developing the energy potential of the highways network and waterways infrastructure for which SOFICO is responsible by making optimal use of all the elements available in this area (motorway junctions, strips of vegetation along the motorways…).
This type of implementation also reduces the spread of visual and environmental nuisance.
Each parcel of the area can be upgraded by using the most appropriate mode(s) of energy production (biomass, photovoltaic, wind energy, co-generation…) based on its technical and economic characteristics.
This project aims to:
- support the regional renewable energy production objectives and combat global warming
- economically benefit the local parties concerned
- promote the consumption of local energy by SPW, SOFICO, and users, specifically in the context of new mobility needs
- encourage storage to provide energy permanently
The aim is for several stakeholders (SMEs and large companies) and their expertise to coexist throughout the Walloon region. Between March and June 2019, information sessions were organised in Wallonia, in collaboration with chambers of commerce, professional organisations and business federations, in order to present the project to interested companies. More than 250 companies took part.
Participation requests from business groups were received on 29 November 2019, as part of the competitive dialogue process. After analysis, five applicants were selected by the Board of Directors in April 2020. The competitive dialogue phase was able to start immediately, in order to gradually develop each participant’s proposal.
Any company still wishing to participate in this sizeable project can thus still express their interest using the form below.
The selected project will be announced at the end of 2022.