To respond to a range of challenges that include combating global warming, providing access to energy in parts of the world where is still does not exist, and developing a lower-carbon and more environmentally-friendly economy, ENGIE is focusing its expertise on promoting the energy revolution through a vast transformation plan that targets 2018. It includes €16 billion of investments in renewable energies and energy efficiency. Here is a brief outline of the Group’s main achievements over recent months.
As a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future, ENGIE offers a package of eco-responsible solutions for cities and regions. Decentralized generation of renewables, public lighting, heating and cooling networks, personal protection, building energy performance, eco-communities, sustainable mobility: at ENGIE, the energy revolution is a reality today.
The GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council) published its annual review of growth trends in the global wind power market* on April 25. It reports new records in the European Union, slower growth in Asia and strong trends for the future.
As a major global force in solar and wind power, ENGIE has designed the Darwin data management platform to boost the performance of its renewable power generating facilities and develop predictive maintenance. Industrial customers, local authorities, local communities and residents will also be able to use this platform to learn more about ENGIE hydropower plants, solar photovoltaic power plants and wind farms in real time.
Against a background of energy industry revolution, power generation needs to replace coal and oil with other energy resources to cut greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to developing renewables, and to ensure grid stability during periods of intermittent supply from renewable sources or high energy demand, natural gas looks like the ideal solution. But far from being used solely for power generation, its uses are becoming increasingly diverse. Find out how...
This achievement marks another milestone for renewables, which reached a new level of cost effectiveness in 2016, according to a report published by UN Environment*. The contribution made by renewables to global power generation also rose strongly. We look back on this trend of the future.
ENGIE Electrabel has taken part in constructing a new wind farm on the ArcelorMittal site in Ghent, Belgium, which was commissioned on April 20. The new installation raises ENGIE’s wind power capacity in Belgium to a total of 273.5 MW. The Group is targeting an installed capacity of 500 MW of onshore wind power by 2020.
As the world's largest energy consumer, China has embarked on a true energy revolution to limit the impact of its economic growth on environment and health. Still dominated by coal, its energy mix is rapidly evolving thanks to massive domestic investment in renewable energy, which China also performs abroad. ENGIE has entered into numerous strategic partnerships which are in line with this energy revolution. ENGIE is supporting this energy revolution, positioning itself in particular in the photovoltaic sector.
After the recent ENGIE acquisition of EV-Box1, both organisations will join forces on the Europe Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT). The aim of this event is to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption and the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. A challenge that is not new for ENGIE. In February, the Group sponsored the Emirates EVRT and installed all EV charging stations along the route of the four day zero-emission race.
The PSA Group has chosen the Blu.e by ENGIE digital platform to manage its overall energy and environmental policy. In 2017, the Blu.e solution will be applied on a pilot basis at the Group’s Poissy manufacturing plant, in the Paris region.