The diversity of renewable energy sources is essential to adjust supply and demand
Our corporate purpose is to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy. We have known for a long time, that this transition will only succeed if we develop a carbon-free energy mix. This is the reason why ENGIE is wagering on both reduced energy consumption and the close fit between different energy sources as factors of success in the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This tight fit between the various energy sources plays a key role in enabling our energy system to strike a balance between production and consumption in real time. Thanks to a diverse and complementary mix of renewables, we can produce the right energy for the right use, while always having at least one available source to meet demand.
We can better promote the assets of each region thanks to the diversity of our renewable energy sources
By developing a broad range of renewables, we can support the regions and industry in the deployment of local and carbon-free production infrastructures. These infrastructures – solar power plants, onshore and offshore wind power farms, biomethane injection units, geothermal power plants, etc. – are well suited to the needs and the resources in the regions, and they offer a clean and resilient means of production. This model shortens the supply chains and promotes local energy resources and production. This model has demonstrated its value during the COVID-19 pandemic, because it has highlighted the key role that renewable energy solutions can play in making our energy system stronger, by producing green electricity or gas, such as biomethane, and renewable hydrogen.