As part of its working group on new legal tools for innovative urban projects, the Institut pour la Ville Durable (IVD - Sustainable city institute), with the support of LexCity, has produced two reports: one on legal tools for public procurement and the other on private law tools. These reports were illustrated and further developed through case studies, proposed by IVD members, based on three themes: circular economy, the sharing and pooling of uses and services and a local energy loop.
The research and development institute Efficacity, a member of the IVD, has contributed significantly to this study by proposing the case of the thermal and electrical grid, developed as part of the Toulouse Matabiau multimodal terminal (PEM), to illustrate the theme of the local energy loop tangibly. The project leader, Europolia (SPLA Toulouse Métropole) has entered into an R&D partnership with Efficacity to analyse the various possible energy scenarios. The project consists of considering sharing and pooling solutions, by the implementation of loops based on locally produced energy.
This case study reviews the different scenarios considered, the problems encountered and the definition of the most appropriate legal structures for the project.