Energy Planning

Given the challenges of energy transition and climate change, the political authorities have been federal, cantonal and communal policy objectives have been set energy consumption, and the development of an energy efficiency program aimed at a significant reduction in energy consumption and emissions of CO2 by 2030 and 2050. These objectives are recalled in the table below :


SE 2050

CO2 Act

Canton of Vaud

CoCEn 2011

Canton of Vaud

CoCEn 2019

Climate Plan 2020



Energy City



Projection of the consolidated scenario

Consumption energy consumption






Consumption electricity







Percentage renewable energy






Emissions CO2 (heating and electricity)

tonnes CO2 eq/(inhab.yr)]

-70 à -85%

Carbon Neutrality




In 2016, the people of Yverdon will be would rely mainly on fossil fuels to meet their energy needs. heating and produce their domestic hot water. This type of energy emits greenhouse gas emissions and have a high performance in terms of limited.

Thus, the achievement of the objectives and climate change in Yverdon-les-Bains has to go through a transition from fossil fuel energy production infrastructures to energy sources and by a decrease in energy consumption in the buildings.

To this end, the Energies is the indispensable tool for defining the energy system of tomorrow.

The reflection on energy planning within the meaning of the Vaud Energy Law was initiated by the Municipality of Yverdon-les-Bains in 2014.

The stages of this approach consist of an inventory of the energy needs of the Commune and the existing infrastructures, a projection of future needs up to 2050 and an estimate of the locally available resources.

The result is the construction of three energy development scenarios for the city and a division of the territory into energy zones according to homogeneous characteristics of the buildings and technical installations.

These three scenarios were then examined in greater depth, taking into account technical and economic feasibility criteria.


Thanks to this approach, a realistic scenario up to 2050 was selected. It is the final result of the Energy Master Plan of the municipality of Yverdon-les-Bains. The Energy Master Plan will be published in the Municipal Master Plan currently being revised.

Image: Synthesis of the Energy Master Plan energy scenario

The challenges of this scenario include the development of new infrastructure for the production of renewable energy and district heating networks, the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and the reduction of energy consumption in buildings.

In order to enhance the result of the Energy Master Plan, the energy scenario is made public in an interactive form via an online mapping platform.

The aim of this platform is to inform and help citizens to find concrete solutions to reduce energy consumption and enhance the value of renewable resources on the municipal territory.

It contains technical sheets as well as financing sheets that inform you about the various energy-related topics, the procedures and subsidies available.

You're wondering:

  • What is the city's recommended heating system for my building?
  • If you are located in a district heating development area?
  • Are you eligible for subsidies from the Confederation, the Canton or the municipality for renovation or renewable installations?

Answers, on the platform by clicking on the image below!

cartoon platform

Thus, the Energy Master Plan developed at the municipal level defines the Yverdon strategy for energy supply by 2050. To become a reality, it involves the implementation of projects on the territory such as :

Last updated: September 22, 2020 at 3:32 p.m.