The alpine city of Annecy (125,694 inhabitants) is famous for its spectacular lake, canals and its medieval castle. Sustainability and the energy transition are very important for the municipality – who has been  signatory of the Covenant of Mayors since 2009! The local Energy Master Plan aims to provide concrete solutions and engage all actors to develop heat networks, increase renewable installations, move away from fossil fuels, develop sustainable mobility, reduce energy poverty and mainstream energy concerns into new developments projects. Every year, the municipality organises the Sustainable Development Week, for citizens to discover projects around sustainability, actions to adopt on a daily basis, but also to provide them with advice on consumption, nature in the city and waste reduction.


Annecy is a member of Energy Cities since 2021


125 700 Inhabitants


Exploring barriers and levers to decarbonise heating and cooling systems

Looking back to one year of experience sharing

Throughout 2021, Energy Cities organised learning labs with ten cities on the topic of fossil-free districts and cities, with the support of the European Climate […]

Towards fossil-free districts and cities

Our virtual City Learning Labs inspires cities to phase out fossil fuels for heating & cooling

Burning things has been the go-to solution for thousands of years to keep our buildings warm. Now, faced with the immense challenge of becoming climate-neutral […]