ENGIE is making an active contribution to energy industry expansion in Africa. With an established presence in the north and south, ENGIE now plans to expand into other regions of the continent to bring accessible sustainable energy to its growing population, 70% of whom still suffer from insufficient access to power.
ENGIE Italy has signed a 2.5M€, 3-year contract with the University of Milan, with the aim of improving the efficiency of current energy installations. The university, with its 81 sites (faculties, university veterinarian hospital, libraries), covers 174,000 square meters, and is hoping to become a leading ecological and sustainable site in the new town of Milan.
Thanks to the PowerCorner project, which launched early in 2015, the Group now supplies electricity to Ketumbeine, a village that is home to 800 people. The installation of a mini-grid of solar panels, which will progressively be replicated throughout Africa, constitutes one of ENGIE’s key objectives, which is to provide rural populations with access to environmentally-friendly energy.
According to a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA)*, world growth was accompanied by a reduction in energy needs during 2015. The amount of energy required for each unit of GNP fell by 1.8% worldwide, following an average annual fall of 0.6% over the past decade. Good news that goes to underline changes and progress in uses in favor of greater energy efficiency.
Singapore is a city of contrasts. The high-rise buildings central to its dynamic economy coexist with Asia's highest population density (7,697 people per square meter), and the luxuriant green spaces that cover 47% of this City/State and have earned it the nickname of the Garden City. ENGIE has a strong presence throughout the region, and is developing low carbon and digital technology projects in Singapore to boost energy efficiency.
The Les Echos Business daily newspaper and the digital economy expert Gilles Babinet – entrepreneur and France’s Digital Champion to the European Commission – have published the third edition of the Ecac40 survey, which measures the digital agility of major French companies. This year, ENGIE won the first prize.
According to a survey published by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the contribution made by energy generated from biomass, geothermal, solar and wind power renewables on the other side of the Atlantic has increased by 17%, compared with the first half of 2015. This good news demonstrates the effectiveness of the commitment shown by companies and governments to delivering the energy transition, as is the case at ENGIE, which is applying its expertise to reduce its own carbon footprint.
Tractebel, a global engineering company and part of ENGIE, announces today its acquisition of a 70 percent stake in RED, an award-winning consultancy specialising in the design of innovative and low energy Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health services for Data Centres and commercial and hospitality buildings.
The eighth Urban Strategy Council meeting was held in Newcastle, UK, between the 26th and the 28th September 2016, in the presence of Isabelle Kocher, Didier Holleaux, Olivier Biancarelli and Wilfrid Petrie. Partnerships were signed on this occasion, illustrating the integration of ENGIE in local and global ecosystems of the City's actors.
By joining the New Cities Foundation’s network of partners as an Innovation Member, ENGIE becomes an official partner of the New Cities Foundation and commits itself to the Foundation’s overall program: to shape a better urban future for all by fostering urban innovation and entrepreneurship.