Location: France (Provence)
Period: 2006 - April 2013 (since May 1st, 2013, GERES is no longer in charge of this energy information center: it has been handed over to the "Agence Locale de l'Energie")
Technical partners: Local professionals (heating engineers, installers), Local associations in the Eco réseau network, Eiffel secondary school, local youth mission
Financial partners: Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile Urban District Authority, Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regional Council, Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council
The work of the EIC mainly comprises two types of activity:
- receiving the public at the centre: responding to requests for information and advice
- carrying out specific local projects: targeting a specific audience that does not spontaneously apply to the EIC in order to increase its reach
In 2010, the EIC ended the year with a flagship event during the first "Energy Festival". The "Give thermal insulation a try" operation showed more than 1000 people the importance of insulating their homes properly.
Since May 1st, 2013, GERES is no longer in charge of this energy information center. It has been handed over to the "Agence Locale de l'Energie"