ENGIE puts forward a decarbonisation metric and makes it public, innovating in the service of companies and the public sector

By ENGIE - 12 May 2021 - 13:58

ENGIE has developed a robust methodology for the objective measurement of decarbonisation for both private and public sectors. Fulfilling a need for standardisation and shared in the public domain, this innovation will boost and develop the market for decarbonisation products and services.
"With this jointly developed tool, we are laying the foundation for a common measurement system that will, I hope, become a cross-sectoral and international standard. We are now calling on other companies and organisations that share our conviction to join this initiative.  In 2020, ENGIE already contributed to avoiding the emission of around 20 million tonnes  of CO2 through the application of its main decarbonisation products and solutions." said Cécile Prévieu, ENGIE’s Executive Vice President in charge of client solutions.
ENGIE’s 2020 contribution is calculated according to the introduced metric. It includes ENGIE’s products and services which have a direct and measurable contribution to decarbonization of customers:

  • Renewable energy production in year 2020, representing more than half of the impact. The baseline considered is the electricity mix of the country or region where the renewable energy is generated.
  • Decentralized energy infrastructure and services (including on-site energy production, energy efficiency savings, clean mobility and public lighting). The baseline is specific to each component of the infrastructure or service, and is always the most credible and conservative alternative in the absence of the infrastructure or services provided by ENGIE.
  • Financing and sales of energy efficiency certificates, for which the decarbonization contribution is based on the energy savings achieved multiplied by the relevant emissions factor of each energy source saved.
  • Sales of green electricity (when ENGIE is not the producer of renewable power), for which the baseline is the electricity mix of the country or region where the renewable electricity is sold.

The methodology developed by ENGIE and its partners is available here: