The Territorial Supply Plan (TSP) for bioenergy wood aims to establish, optimize and secure the supply of energy wood.
The TSP is a strategic and operational decision-making tool for local elected officials and project owners or operators of electricity and/or heat power plants running exclusively or partially on bioenergy wood.
What is a TSP?
It helps to better understand the balance today and in the future of the resource - available quantity (forest, primary and secondary processing industries) and necessary quantity (industrialists, community heating plants, electricity production and cogeneration, biofuel) - to identify the possibility and opportunity to develop a bioenergy wood sector, to establish the organization and tools necessary for coherence between sectors and long-term supply security, to identify the levers and impact of a potential public action.
Carried out on a relevant territorial scale that may exceed the competency territory (countries, regional natural parks, community of communes, community of agglomerations, etc.), it is evolving and updatable. The implementation of the TSP is committed to the valorization of local energy potentials, according to a territorial coherence logic (agricultural policy, territorial planning policy, fiscal policy, economic, industrialization and employment policy, etc.). Finally, the TSP must be developed in consultation with local stakeholders in the wood sector to give it full legitimacy.
What is the benefit of implementing a TSP?
For elected officials, the TSP allows to achieve many objectives:
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make fossil energy savings, limit the energy dependence of the territory, resort to natural and renewable energies;
- valorize the existing and mobilizable wood-energy resource, mobilize and support the structuring of local sectors, promote a sustainable management of forest and landscape heritage;
- ensure the development of the territory, stimulate activity and attract investment, support local job creation, generate additional tax revenues.
The TSP provides a basis and legitimacy to build a truly coherent long-term strategy and implement operational actions in the short and medium term.
It also serves as a support point for:
- the structuring and negotiation of "supply contracts" between producers and consumers (industrialists, collective wood heating plants, cogeneration or electricity production plants, etc.);
- the programming of "investments in intercommunal equipment", including for transport and storage;
- the pooling of the conduct and financing of studies, investments, operation of heating plants and power plants.
For developers of power plant or heating plant projects, the TSP allows to validate the quality and security of supply, to quantify the cost of the resource and to identify suppliers towards which to engage supply negotiations.