ENGIE is a partner of the French Open
The French Open just as if you were there! For the 6th year running, ENGIE is THE energy and sustainability partner of the French Tennis Federation and it is working to make the French Open a model event in terms of eco-responsibility.
ENGIE, official supplier of electricity and air conditioning for the French Open tennis tournament
Since 2015, ENGIE has covered all the energy needs of the Roland Garros stadium, supplying the French Tennis Federation with 100% renewable green energy through the ENGIE offer of green electricity for businesses and local authorities, an offer that has already been adopted by more than 48,000 businesses and local authorities in France. It guarantees that the Federation’s facilities (the Roland Garros stadium, the Porte Molitor National Training Centre and the Jean Bouin stadium) are supplied with electricity with a 100% renewable Guarantee of Origin, principally hydro and solar power.
Since 2011, ENGIE Cofely has been providing maintenance of the stadium’s technical installations, with a focus on the management of air conditioning, ventilation and self-cooling systems. During the tournament, ENGIE Cofely’s teams will be present 24 hours a day to ensure the comfort of competitors and spectators alike.
The French Open gives ENGIE an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to creating a more harmonious world.
Solutions for Charging Smartphones
The average length of time spectators spend at the Roland Garros stadium is eight hours. So that they can stay connected all through the day while they are watching the French Open, ENGIE provides two solutions:
First of all, there are approximately forty fixed charging terminals for smartphones available in the stadium. These terminals are designed in ENGIE’s livery, reinforcing its role as a supplier of 100% renewable electricity.
As well as these fixed charging points, we will provide visitors throughout the French Open with around 500 nomad charging disks for smartphone (portable batteries with integrated charging cables), which are available from the many Point Information Desks in the stadium.
The terminals incorporate screens that show extracts from our recent advertising campaigns.
ENGIE, the energy partner of Roland Garros, is sending Green Teams to the tournament. Their role is to help spectators discover a number of sustainable development initiatives, in an original way.
The aim is to increase spectators’ awareness of sustainability initiatives, to challenge them and to encourage them to interact with sustainable development, with the environment and with renewable energies.
“Come and play at Roland Garros!”
On the occasion of the traditional Roland Garros Children’s Day, ENGIE is offering 200 children from Fête Le Mur, a non-profit organization founded by Yannick Noah, and supported by the ENGIE Foundation since 1999, the opportunity to play a few minutes of tennis on one of the tournament’s official courts. This year, the operation will take place on Wednesday, June 5, and will involve fifteen children from Fête Le Mur.
“Fête Le Mur” plays a part in the organization of priority education zones by providing tennis courts and practice walls outside apartment buildings in city estates which give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds an outlet through playing tennis. The organization operates in roughly thirty disadvantaged neighborhoods in France.
ENGIE provides the association with support for developing its sites in France, training promising young female players, taking part in schemes to provide vocational training scholarships and sponsoring a number of “Fête Le Mur” events.