The Port of Rouen has several levers to promote the development of renewable energies and associated installations on its territory:
- development of its land or built heritage to receive renewable energy producers: the Port of Rouen is currently studying the opportunity and feasibility of installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs of port hangars and is considering the installation of solar farms on non-constructible land in the port area;
- implementation of a pricing policy in favour of renewable energy sectors: the port has adopted measures on biomass (wood-energy) in its tariff policies to support the evolution of the energy mix of hinterland actors (power plants or urban or industrial boilers, etc);
- technical support to promote the development of sectors and/or establishment projects promoting renewable energies:
→ investments made in the Rouen and Radicatel port terminals to offer a very good level of service for the reception and transit (exceptional transport) of the onshore wind energy sector, where traffic is growing rapidly;
→ technical support for the implementation of a biomass terminal on the Quai de Petit Couronne to manage by-products and waste of plant origin from cereal silos in energy by methanization (production of gas injected into the nearby network).