TerriSTORY®: Enabling a better understanding of local energy and climate issues
With increasing energy and climate ambitions, a growing need for communities to plan and track their environmental transitions led to the development of TerriSTORY®. The free-to-use, online tool enables local communities to check in on their current energy and climate developments and to visualise future plans and projects. It provides the user with an interactive view of current and historic energy, climate and mobility-related indicators, as well as visualise the results of different scenarios.
With increasing energy and climate ambitions on global, national, and local scales, a growing need for communities to plan and track their environmental transitions led to the development and deployment of TerriSTORY®, originating in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
TerriSTORY®, a free-to-use, online tool with a visual interface enables local communities to check in on their current energy and climate developments and to visualise future plans and projects.
Since being launched in 2018, TerriSTORY® has seen an array of developments in the functions it provides and its areas of coverage. The tool provides the user with a clear and interactive view of current and historic energy, climate and newly added mobility-related indicators, as well as the capability to identify, plan and visualise the results of different scenarios into the future. These include simple indicators such as energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, more complex topics like social mobility and access to services, to modelling employment impacts of renewable energy projects.
The central foundation of TerriSTORY®’s success is the continued development of a consortium of partner organisations which has allowed TerriSTORY® to play a key role in territorial planning. Thanks to this increasing base of partners and the platform for clear dialogue, new functionalities, and indicators in TerriSTORY® ensure that primary needs are met, notably a clear understanding of progress towards set objectives.
TerriSTORY® is a fundamental tool to an increasing number of communities across France, with a growing presence in 6 regions and a vision to expand its utility to other regions both nationally and across Europe.
TerriSTORY® is soon to be “open-source” which will contribute to its usage, where the original source development code is freely available to the public and may be redistributed and modified to suit the user’s needs. This will enable a much simpler uptake of TerriSTORY® across other French and European regions.