Discover ENGIE activities in France
In France, ENGIE offers high-performance, innovative solutions to personal customers, urban authorities and companies with a diverse portfolio of natural gas supply options and a flexible low-CO2 emissions power generating base. The Group offers a unique level of expertise in independent power generation, natural gas supply and energy services provision. All three are essential facilitators of the energy and ecological transition now underway.
Since its origins in the first half of the 19th century, ENGIE has built on its French expertise to become the world's most international energy provider, without compromising its solid base in its historically most important market. Today, the Group is France's leading supplier of natural gas and energy efficiency services and the country's second-largest power generator.
In responding to the rising demand for energy in rapidly growing economies and the profound changes now underway in the European energy sector, ENGIE is hard at work in France and around the world to establish itself as the leading force in the energy transition by focusing on renewables and energy performance.
As France's second-largest power generator with 10.5 gigawatts of installed capacity and the country's second-largest electricity supplier, ENGIE is also the market leader in wind and solar power and the number two provider of hydropower. Every year, the Group invests in new renewable energy streams to generate electricity and heat from biomass and marine energy, where the focus is on offshore wind, marine geothermal and biomass.
- The market No. 2 in installed power generating capacity: approximately 10,000 MW, with a 60% contribution from renewables.
- French market leader in wind and solar power and the market No. 2 in hydropower.
- 3.5 million residential and business electricity customers.
ENGIE is France's leading supplier of natural gas, a readily available and flexible source of energy, which remains an essential supplement to renewables in heat production and power generation. The Group is the only French company with a presence at every link in the biomethane chain; another industry that creates non-relocatable local jobs. Produced by recovering energy from biomass, this renewable source of gas is a valuable local resource that can be injected directly into natural gas supply systems.
France's leading supplier of natural gas, with 8.2 million domestic and business customers served.
The country's largest network of gas transmission, distribution and storage infrastructures, and the operator of three French LNG terminals (Montoir-de-Bretagne, Fos-Tonkin and Fos-Cavaou) contributing to the country's supply of liquefied natural gas.
A secure, diversified portfolio of long-term supply sources, built around five main supplier countries: Norway, Russia, Algeria, The Netherlands and the UK.
ENGIE employees some 40,000 energy efficiency specialists throughout France, whose job is to offer solutions tailored to the specific needs and uses of each client profile, from controlling residential and commercial consumption to upgrading home thermal performance, installing efficient heating and air conditioning systems and using cogeneration to produce combined heat and power.
ENGIE supports the development of urban infrastructures for many cities and territories throughout France. The Group operates and maintains more than 200 district heating and cooling networks, and manages the public lighting systems for more than 200 towns and cities, the management of more than 600 urban remote monitoring networks and of nearly 350 public swimming pools (heating, air quality, lighting, etc.)..
- French energy efficiency services market leader, with more than 150,000 installations with energy performance commitment.
A realistic regional energy policy
ENGIE supports local authorities in implementing the most relevant and competitive solutions to promote energy-saving and decentralized power generation. The Group is committed to a policy of integrating local energy resources.
By investing in building energy performance, the Group helps local authorities to upgrade their building stock with minimal direct investment from public funds.
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