In France, ENGIE offers its customers a greener, more diversified, more local, more secure and more innovative package of services. The Group uses the most technically efficient and economically profitable solutions to deliver less carbon-intensive energy and energy from mature renewable sources.

Since its origins in the first half of the 19th century, ENGIE has built on its French expertise to become the world's most international energy provider, without compromising its solid base in its historically most important market. Today, the Group is France's leading supplier of natural gas and energy efficiency services and the country's second-largest power generator.

In responding to the rising demand for energy in rapidly growing economies and the profound changes now underway in the European energy sector, ENGIE is hard at work in France and around the world to establish itself as the leading force in the energy transition by focusing on renewables and energy performance.

 

Electricity

As France's second-largest power generator with 9.7 gigawatts of installed capacity and the country's second-largest electricity supplier, ENGIE is also the market leader in wind power and the number two provider of hydropower. Every year, the Group invests in new renewable energy streams to generate electricity and heat from solar photovoltaic to biomass and marine energy, where the focus is on offshore wind, hydrokinetics and marine geothermal.

 

In generating the heat that accounts for more than 50% of all final energy consumption in France, the Group has for many years supported the use of biomass as a renewable solution that also creates local jobs. ENGIE invests at every link in the energy chain, from the production of wood energy to transportation and regional supply centers and - ultimately - energy recovery.

The market No. 2 in installed power generating capacity: approximately 10,000 MW, with a 50% contribution from renewables.

French market leader in wind power and the market No. 2 in hydropower.

1.4 million residential and business electricity customers.

Natural gas

 

ENGIE is France's leading supplier of natural gas, a readily available and flexible source of energy, which remains an essential supplement to renewables in heat production and power generation. The Group is the only French company with a presence at every link in the biomethane chain; another industry that creates non-relocatable local jobs. Produced by recovering energy from biomass, this renewable source of gas is a valuable local resource that can be injected directly into natural gas supply systems. The Group also responds to the specific individual needs of the 9,515 communities it supplies with natural gas.

France's leading supplier of natural gas, with 10 million domestic and business customers served.

The country's largest network of gas transmission, distribution and storage infrastructures, and the operator of three French LNG terminals.

A secure, diversified portfolio of long-term supply sources, built around five main supplier countries: Norway, Russia, Algeria, The Netherlands and the UK.

Energy services

ENGIE employees some 42,250 energy efficiency specialists throughout France, whose job is to offer solutions tailored to the specific needs and uses of each consumer profile, from controlling residential and commercial consumption to upgrading home thermal performance, installing efficient heating and air conditioning systems and using cogeneration to produce combined heat and power.

Throughout its history, ENGIE has operated public service networks for many towns and cities throughout France, from electricity, gas and water to canals, rail links and tramways. Today, the Group operates and maintains around 160 district heating and cooling networks (most fueled using biomass), and manages the public lighting systems for more than 200 towns and cities.

French energy efficiency services market leader, with 130 heating and cooling networks, 130 cogeneration plants, building energy performance services, etc.

A realistic regional energy policy

ENGIE supports local authorities in implementing the most relevant and competitive solutions to promote energy-saving renewables and decentralized power generation. The Group is committed to a policy of integrating local energy resources into a French and European system designed to guarantee security of supply for electricity and gas, and build a network of mutual support between regions.

By investing in building energy performance and receiving payment on the basis of the energy savings actually achieved, the Group helps local authorities to upgrade their building stock with minimal direct investment from public funds.

Key figures:

  • 74,200 employees
  • €32 billion in revenue for 2013
  • 10,500 people hired in 2013
  • €2.6 billion invested in France in 2013
  • 2 centuries of French regional identity

ENGIE in France