ENGIE expertise driving the city of tomorrow
ENGIE is implementing solutions that improve the urban ecosystem. Quality-of-life, comfort, mobility… all are essential to living together as an urban community. The ENGIE Group acts at every level in the lifecycle of cities to make them more sustainable and enjoyable, and therefore ultimately to improve daily life for the people who live in them.
Improving resident quality-of-life and comfort by controlling energy:
A sustainable city is a city that manages its own consumption of energy and natural resources. The frugal use of energy is the result of economical urban planning, policies that encourage the responsible use of resources, and optimizing energy consumption by applying smart grid technologies to energy supply systems. ENGIE teams are hard at work every day improving urban traffic flows and energy consumption:
- Natural gas and power supplies
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
- Energy-positive buildings
A sustainable heating solution for the Boule eco-community in Nanterre
A community heated by recovering heat from wastewater and groundwater: that’s the innovative solution implemented by Cofely Services and La Lyonnaise des Eaux in the Nanterre eco-community of Boule. This process means that around 56% of the energy consumed by the 650 homes in the program comes from renewable sources. As a result, the local authority has now set a target level of 20% for energy from renewable sources as part of its local climate and energy plan.
- Optimization of public lighting (in French only)
- Smart grids
- Recovery of heat from wastewater
- Methanation of household waste
Smart Grids Experience: Cofely Ineo is currently testing the first smart grid for an entire business park
Led by Cofely Ineo, the Smart Grids Experience is designed to test full-scale smart grids. Installed on a business park in Toulouse, this smart grid provides a backbone for the interconnection of energy consuming installations, energy generating plants (including 300kWp from solar panels and 60kW from wind turbines) and energy storage to achieve the optimum balance between power generation and consumption in real time.
Optimizing life as a community in nicer and safer surroundings
A sustainable city is a secure city that provides a better quality of life through the diversity of its communities, its secure public spaces, the architectural quality of its buildings, and the urban presence of nature and community facilities, all of which contribute to the shared living experience.
- Security and personal assistance (in French only)
- Risk identification (in French only)
- Air quality monitoring
- Building lighting (in French only)
Using an overview of the city to manage urban projects
Above all, a sustainable city is a project promoted by councilors and decision-makers, and designed to give meaning and coherence to urban development. As a privileged partner of local authorities, ENGIE works with cities committed to taking control of their own future by offering them solutions tailored to their own context and needs, and designed to deliver a precise response to their specific challenges.
- Research and technology: The City and Buildings of Tomorrow program
- Sharing best practices via the ENGIE Urban Strategy Council
- Working with local stakeholders: councilors, planners, architects, developers and contractors
- Managing the city using the Cit’EaseTM interactive control panel package
Cit’EaseTM, the first comprehensive interactive control panel for cities
Designed by ENGIE and SUEZ Environnement in partnership with the local authority of Courbevoie, Cit’EaseTM is an interactive control panel that centralizes every type of urban data, from energy to water, waste, mobility, noise, security and the living environment. It therefore offers councilors, technical managers and local stakeholders an overview of every aspect of every urban issue to enable more effective management of the city. Built in conjunction with councilors and local stakeholders as part of a shared innovation initiative, the Cit’EaseTM concept adapts to accommodate the challenges specific to every urban environment.