ENGIE and UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces for a better urban future.

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By joining the World Urban Campaign (WUC) as a Sponsoring Partner, ENGIE becomes an official partner of UN-Habitat and commits itself to the agency’s overall mandate: to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.

JOINING THE #UrbanThinkers COMMUNITY

ENGIE becomes part of the WUC #UrbanThinkers community with more than 136 partners to date. The WUC is an advocacy and partnership platform to raise awareness about positive urban change in order to achieve green, productive, safe, healthy, inclusive, and well planned cities. The WUC is part of UN-Habitat’s work programme. It is governed by a Steering Committee, composed of UN-Habitat partner organizations, and acts as an advisory body to UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos.

ENGIE – A GLOBAL PRESENCE TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS FOR RAPIDLY GROWING CITIES

ENGIE is a global energy player acting in 70 countries. The Group develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and the rational use of resources.

ENGIE aims at becoming the leading architect of the energy transition, and cities have emerged as key drivers of this transformation. Representing 54% of the world’s population today – a proportion that will grow to 70% by 2050 – as well as 75% of total energy consumption and 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, cities are more than ever the places where global challenges in demographics, natural resources, and climate play out. To better address the needs of its urban stakeholders, the Group is working with local ecosystems and making its diverse capabilities available to cities through customized, outcome-based solutions that integrate a wide range of services. These include decentralized renewable energy production, eco-districts, smart grids, green mobility, security, e-citizenship, and more.

ENGIE is proud to join the World Urban Campaign associating all stakeholders involved in the preparation of Habitat III, which is a unique opportunity to foster innovation and promote solutions making cities safer, more sustainable, efficient and attractive.

MOBILIZING FOR CLIMATE

ENGIE was an official partner of COP21, the 21st UN Conference on climate change in Paris last December. At this critical time, ENGIE set out its commitments to a global carbon pricing and its involvement on the international climate change negotiations.

TOWARDS THE CITY WE NEED, HABITAT III AND BEYOND

The WUC builds on the main legacy of the Habitat II Conference (Istanbul, 1996). In particular, the campaign comes as a direct response to the need for partnerships between governments and the private sector, civil society organizations, local authorities, the research community, trade unions, parliamentarians, professional organizations, youth and women groups, in order to achieve sustainable urban development. This spirit of partnership was first concretized after the conference by two global campaigns (1999) on the themes of Secure Tenure and Good Urban Governance. Those two UN-Habitat campaigns were merged in 2009 to form the World Urban Campaign, a single forward looking strategic campaign to mobilize networks of Habitat Agenda partners to implement a shared vision of sustainable urbanization. From its inception in 2009, the WUC has moved from a network of organizations united by the same purpose towards a strong platform dedicated to identified advocacy and knowledge sharing goals.

In light of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will be one of the first large UN Conferences after COP21 and will be held in Quito/Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016, the WUC has gradually asserted itself as a consensus-building platform towards a New Urban Agenda, the main outcome document of Habitat III. Through various activities, such as The City We Need, the Urban Thinkers Campuses, Urban Campaigns and a special initiative, the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), the WUC encourages its partners to contribute not only to the New Urban Agenda, but also to the implementation of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities.

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Back from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES – Las Vegas), ENGIE increases its involvement in developing innovative solutions

Connected devices for ever more efficient buildings

ENGIE, via its subsidiary SSINERGIE, and “French Tech” start-up Ubiant, have entered into a licensing agreement aimed at boosting the energy performance of tertiary and multiple-unit residential buildings.

The agreement focuses, in particular, on the integration of new data into “VERTUOZ by ENGIE” energy consumption management platform, using Ubiant’s connected device dialogue and design technologies.

The new solution will enable building occupants to better manage their level of comfort (temperature, brightness, air quality, etc.), while controlling energy consumption from their smart phones.

Users will also be able to take advantage of Luminion, by Ubiant. Winner of an innovation award at CES Las Vegas, this connected object maps and displays energy consumption on a vertical luminous indicator.

ENGIE, via its subsidiary ENGIE Cofely, acquires a stake in Partnering Robotics

At CES, ENGIE subsidiary ENGIE Cofely, which specializes in environmental and energy efficiency services, announced that it has acquired a stake in Partnering Robotics, furthering the investment it made a year ago in service robotics with Diya One.

Diya One is a non-humanoid, multi-tasking robot capable of learning from and interacting with those around it to provide an entire range of services, including air purification, energy consumption reduction, and maintenance request management for building occupants.

With this investment, ENGIE increases its capacity to assist customers in realizing a variety of improvement plans:

  • Energy efficiency: continuous optimization through real-time monitoring of energy consumption;
  • Health and comfort of building occupants: guaranteeing and improving the quality of the indoor environment through air quality monitoring and treatment;
  • Responsiveness: immediate local intervention through interaction with occupants and real-time alerting of on-site teams;
  • Cost-effectiveness: through building management optimization.

We are thrilled with the confidence ENGIE Cofely has shown in us. One of our challenges has been to find a major industrial partner receptive to ‘disruptive innovations’ and both willing to build an original customer offering and to support us in entering these markets. In ENGIE Cofely, we have found that partner,” said Ramesh Caussy, founder and CEO of Partnering Robotics.

“This is a significant investment in a priority development area for us: building services. It also represents an innovation model well suited to the very real challenges of a global digital economy that is constantly changing,” added Jean-Pierre Monéger, CEO of ENGIE Cofely.

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About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

About Ubiant

A recipient of the “innovative company” label from BPI (France’s state-owned public investment bank), Ubiant designs and develops solutions for connected devices and buildings. Its mission is to further the deployment of “ambient intelligence” to improve the future well-being of individuals while preserving natural resources. In making buildings smarter, Ubiant anticipates the needs of tomorrow’s smart cities and Positive Energy Territories, which will rely on a great many connected buildings and devices. Ubiant offers unique expertise in artificial intelligence, real-time distributed system management, and human-machine interfaces. It believes that, in order to be adopted, technologies must take a back seat to user services and become facilitators of daily life, at home and in the office. ubiant.com

About Partnering Robotics

Founded in 2007 by Ramesh Caussy, Partnering Robotics is an innovative young company that imagines and realizes digital solutions (hardware platforms, software programs, services) and services for emerging markets (robotics and energy efficiency) and markets that are undergoing industrial reconfiguration (digital printing). Ramesh Caussy is the inventor of Diya One, the first neuro-inspired, interactive robot that monitors the indoor environment and purifies the air. More than just a robot, Diya One is an open platform that positions Partnering Robotics in the business service market. partnering-robotics.com

Source:: Back from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES – Las Vegas), ENGIE increases its involvement in developing innovative solutions

Pierre Deheunynck will be appointed Executive Vice President, in charge of Group Human Resources, in the summer of 2016

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As of 1 February 2016, Pierre Deheunynck is appointed Vice President of the ENGIE Human Resources.

He will be appointed ENGIE Executive Vice President, in charge of Group Human Resources, in the summer of 2016. He will replace Henri Ducré, who will support Isabelle Kocher and the operational Executive Vice Presidents in succeeding the Group transformation.

Pierre Deheunynck has a Master Degree in Social Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. From 1986 to 2005, he has hold different positions within the Danone group, as head of human resources of different entities and departments. In 2005, he became Danone Senior Vice President People & Organisation Development. Since 2009, he has been Senior Executive Vice President Human Resources of the Crédit Agricole group.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, combating climate change and optimizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of EUR 74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone, Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120, Vigeo World 120, Vigeo Europe 120 and Vigeo France 20.

Source:: Pierre Deheunynck will be appointed Executive Vice President, in charge of Group Human Resources, in the summer of 2016

Decarbonathon jury named most promising innovations for lowering CO2 emissions

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26th January 2016 – Four technology-based innovative projects have been declared winners of the Decarbonathon, a competition created via a Young Global Leaders initiative of the World Economic Forum to find the most promising solutions aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in cities, and that can be activated directly and easily by citizens. The competition was supported by ENGIE, the Centre for Carbon Measurement from the British National Physical Laboratory, Climate-KIC and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in France.

Nearly 600 participants and 175 teams, coming from 67 different countries, joined this worldwide competition which had been launched in October 2015 around four themes: sustainable mobility, energy efficient buildings, production and sustainable energy consumption.

The winners are:

  • 1st price: Mobiliteam

An air booster that reduces the energy consumption of electric vehicles by improving the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems; having no effect on the passenger’s comfort.

  • 2nd price: Bynd

A mobile app to share daily rides as easily and fast as possible, combining public and private transport means.

  • 3rd price: TEBS (Traffic Energy Bar System)

A mechanical system producing distributed energy by harvesting energy from cars on tolls or roadways where vehicles need to reduce their speed.

  • 4th price: Mutum

A gamification and collaborative platform to mutualize different objects and tools (occasionally used on an individual basis) to avoid over consumption.

TEBS (Traffic Energy Bar System) has also been rewarded by the public through a special prize.

For the record, out of the 175 teams who responded to the call for projects, and following a screening involving close to 100 internationals low carbon economy experts, 16 finalists were chosen and announced during COP21 innovation night, on 4 December 2015.

These teams were then further mentored to mature their ideas and they competed in a two days ‘hackathon’ in Paris, which ended on 15th January in short presentations in front of an international jury in Paris. The projects have been then evaluated on criteria such as the CO2 impact, feasibility, potential acceptance by the citizens or the quality of the project presentation to pick the 4 winners.

The jury was made up of policy, energy and climate experts, including Edmond Alphandéry, Former French Minister of Economy, Jacqueline Lecourtier, Former Chairwoman of the French National Research Agency, John Dutton, Director and Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Philippe Cadre, Industrial Property Director at French National Institute of Industrial Property, Jane Burston, Head of Climate & Environment Department at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, and Raphael Schoentgen, Research & Technologies Director at ENGIE.

Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, said: “I want to thank all the participants of this hackathon for their involvement and the quality of the work they provided during the four months of competition. With our partners, we are very proud and honoured to support the development of all these new ideas to fight global warning; it is the beginning of a challenging story together with the winning teams.

Now that the competition is over, the winners will benefit from publicity around their project and direct contact with potential investors. They will also be eligible for further mentoring and an acceleration programme with the partners to help get their project to market more quickly, in addition to over 20,000 Euros worth of prizes including electric bikes and eco-friendly trips.

About the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Centre for Carbon Measurement

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute and a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. NPL delivers world-leading measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and the globe. http://www.npl.co.uk/

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL reduces uncertainties in climate data, provides the robust measurement that is required to account for, price and trade carbon emissions and helps develop and accelerate the take up of low carbon technologies. http://www.npl.co.uk/carbon-measurement/

Press contact: David Cohen
Proof Communication on behalf of the National Physical Laboratory
Tel : +44 (0)207 193 2849
E-Mail : David.cohen@proofcommunication.com

About the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property)

The INPI is the patents and trademarks office in France. It is a fully self-funded public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Technologies. It grants patents, trademarks, designs and models and provides access to all information about industrial property and businesses.

It actively participates in the development and implementation of public policies in the field of industrial property and anti-counterfeiting.

Press contact: Pascal Claude
Tel : +33 (0)1 56 65 80 06
E-Mail : David.cohen@proofcommunication.com

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ENGIE wins solar energy project bidding for 140 MW in India

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Through its subsidiary Solairedirect, ENGIE has won 140 MW in solar energy projects located at two sites of 70 MW each in India’s State of Rajasthan. Thanks to a very competitive offer (INR 4.35/kWh, or approximately USD64/MWh) that was more than 40% lower than the winning bid for India’s first call for tender for years earlier, Solairedirect took one-third of the National Solar Mission’s call for tenders.

The very competitive bidding among 22 Indian and international contractors illustrates the sharp drop in solar energy prices and achievement of grid parity in India.

Through Solairedirect, ENGIE confirms its pioneering role in solar power in India and reaffirms its objective of building 2 GW of photovoltaic projects in the country between 2015 and 2019. To this end, the Group relies upon an experienced local team based in Pune (Maharashtra), as well as its global network and industrial experience recognized for developing, operating and investing in solar power plants throughout the world.

This strategy is in keeping with the Indian government’s objective to develop 100 GW of solar power capacity by 2022, reflecting the country’s desire to accelerate its energy transition by building up solar energy capacities.

With a presence in India through Solairedirect and through energy services and natural gas infrastructure activities, ENGIE thus strengthens its position as a major player in the Indian solar energy market where it has total solar energy capacity of 325.6 MW[1] located in three States – Rajasthan, Télangana and Pendjab.

This announcement coincides with the official visit to India of French President François Hollande. For the occasion, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a plaque inaugurating the site of the future headquarters of International Solar Alliance (ISA) launched during the Paris COP21 climate conference. The event will take place in the presence of François Hollande and Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, representing the Terrawatt Initiative. This global non-profit association will work together with ISA and its member states in establishing proper regulatory conditions for a massive deployment of competitive solar generation. To do so, the Terrawatt Initiative calls for 1 terawatt (1,000 gigawatts) of additional solar power capacity by 2030, representing an additional $1 trillion in investments to finance solar power infrastructure.


[1] Total capacity built, under construction or attributed.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

About Solairedirect

Solairedirect is a leader in the generation of competitive solar power and is present in four continents. Founded in 2006 with the aim of making solar power more competitive than other energy sources, Solairedirect’s objective is to create added value along the entire production chain, from development, construction and services to solar power installation investments.

Source:: ENGIE wins solar energy project bidding for 140 MW in India

IRENA and Terrawatt Initiative seek massive solar scale-up

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin, met with Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of ENGIE and first Chairman of the private sector Terrawatt Initiative today on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The meeting took place in the presence of H.E. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates and the chairman of Masdar and H.E. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic and President of the COP 21.

IRENA and Terrawatt Initiative pledge to cooperate to establish proper conditions for the substantial deployment of competitive solar power generation, taking into account important recent initiatives and in particular the International Solar Alliance of more than 120 countries, launched by President François Hollande and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on 30 November 2015 at the opening of the Climate Conference in Paris.

Cooperation between IRENA and Terrawatt Initiative aims at exploring concrete ways to implement the objectives of the Paris Agreement as soon as possible, with a specific focus on solar power generation.

Areas of possible future cooperation discussed include:

  • Reducing the cost of finance and cost of technology for immediate deployment of competitive solar generation assets;
  • Supporting industrial capacities, through support for development and implementation of appropriate regulatory frameworks and innovative financial and risk mitigation instruments;
  • Developing a systemic approach for the massive integration of renewables, solar in particular, in the energy systems at local, national and regional level, and, paving the way for future solar generation energy storage and technology solutions adapted to each country’s individual needs.

“We welcome private sector initiatives seeking to mobilize the much needed investments to massively scale up the deployment of solar energy,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan. Z Amin. “Solar power is now cost competitive in many parts of the world and is key to boosting energy access, meeting sustainable development goals and mitigating climate change,” he added.

“Countries have an opportunity to benefit from abundant and affordable solar power, and reap these benefits,” said Isabelle Kocher. “We look forward to cooperating with IRENA, the global authority on renewable energy, and in particular with IRENA’s Sustainable Energy Marketplace, to facilitate the financing of solar energy projects through appropriate instruments and vehicles,” she added.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is mandated as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 145 Members (144 States and the European Union). 30 additional countries are in the accession process and actively engaged. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. www.irena.org

Terrawatt Initiative is a global non for profit organization based in Paris that aims at:

  • promoting competitive mass solar as a decisive tool to address power needs, sustainable development goals and climate change;
  • representing key-private sector stakeholders (solar industry, financiers, energy leaders and large consumers) in the dialogue with the Governments and International Organizations to achieve at scale design and fast implementation of a global common market of affordable solar power generation worldwide; and,
  • promote actual investment in solar power generation assets at the trillion USD scale.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology.ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

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ENGIE accelerates its transformation closer to territories in order to meet the challenge of a worldwide energy revolution

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ENGIE accelerates its transformation amidst the worldwide energy revolution, with a new organizational strategy in place since 1 January 2016, part of its enterprise project announced in April 2015: the Group is now made up of 24 business units created to better serve the territories, 5 Métiers in charge of specific fields of expertise and supporting the development of the Business Units, and a new head office to ensure the global cohesion.

In each geographical area where the Group operates abroad, the vast majority of activities is now combined into one operational entity with a single brand name: ENGIE. The goal is to maintain a closer relation with the Group’s regions and customers.

“Faced with an evolving energy market, this transformation is intended to serve the development of our Group and our position as the global leader of the energy transition. It will allow us to take on the many challenges of the energy market: decarbonization of the energy mix, digitalization of activities, decentralization of energy production and development of energy efficiency”, said Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.

“Our clients, whether they are local authorities, businesses or individual consumers, are committed to the issue of energy transition. They want to participate and to define, create and manage with us the developed solutions. We must reinvent our Group so that it can become an energy architect at the service of all its stakeholders. We are now one Group that bears a single name: ENGIE”, said Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer.

The new organizational structure of ENGIE effective as of 1 January 2016:

  • The members of the General Management Committee are:
    • Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
    • Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer,
    • four functional Executive Vice Presidents: Valérie Bernis (Communications, Marketing and Environmental and Societal Responsibility), Henri Ducré (Human Resources), Judith Hartmann (Finance) and Pierre Mongin (General Secretary),
    • five operational Executive Vice Presidents, who will be responsible for the 24 Business Units and 5 Métiers: Pierre Chareyre (GEM, EPI and Global LNG), Didier Holleaux (Métiers, operational functions and Tractebel Engineering), Sandra Lagumina (Infrastructures in France, China and GTT), Jérôme Tolot (European entities, excepting regulated and global activities), and Willem Van Twembeke (International entities excepting China).
  • The 24 Business Units, the five Métiers and their management:

Business Unit

CEO

France BtoB

Jérôme TOLOT

France BtoC

Hervé-Matthieu RICOUR

France Renewable Energy

Gwénaëlle HUET

France Networks

Frédéric MARTIN

GRDF

Edouard SAUVAGE

GRTgaz

Thierry TROUVE

Elengy

Martin JAHAN DE LESTANG

Storengy

Cécile PREVIEU

Benelux

Philippe VAN TROEYE

North, South and Eastern Europe

Etienne JACOLIN

United Kingdom

Wilfrid PETRIE

Generation Europe

Paulo ALMIRANTE

Africa

Bruno BENSASSON

North America

Frank DEMAILLE

Latin America (LATAM)

Philip DE CNUDDE

Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey (MESCAT)

Guy RICHELLE

Brazil

Mauricio BAHR

China

Jean-Marc GUYOT

Asia Pacific

Jan FLACHET

Global Energy Management (GEM)

Edouard NEVIASKI

Exploration & Production International

Maria MORAEUS HANSSEN

Global LNG

Philip OLIVIER

GTT

Philippe BERTEROTTIERE

Tractebel Engineering

Daniel DEVELAY

Métiers

Manager

Gas chain

Jean-Marc LEROY

Centralized Production of Electricity

Shankar KRISHNAMOORTHY

Solutions for Businesses

Claude TURBET

Solutions for Residentials and Professionals

Pierre CHATAIN

Decentralized Solutions for Cities and Territories

Olivier BIANCARELLI

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

Source:: ENGIE accelerates its transformation closer to territories in order to meet the challenge of a worldwide energy revolution

“ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” completes its 16th investment in BBOXX active and confirms its leading position as Impact Investor in energy access

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“ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” has completed an investment in BBOXX, a social enterprise active in providing Solar Home system solutions in East African countries. Besides operating in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, BBOXX is present through franchises in 10 African countries, where it has brightened the life of more than 250,000 people since 2010. BBOXX bestseller 50W system comes with a set of lanterns, a cell-phone charger and a TV. Through its involvement into retail presence and provision for end customer financing, BBOXX’s product and financing innovations rely on an in-house “Pay as You Go” technology combined with a cutting edge use of big data analysis on payment track record, enabling tight credit performance management and valuable customer knowledge.

With this transaction, “ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” further diversifies its portfolio both geographically and technologically. It is now active on 4 continents and in 10 countries in activities ranging from energy efficiency for social housing in Europe to Solar Home system solutions, micro grid and even biogas solutions for subsistence farmers. This portfolio confirms “ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” position as a world leading impact investor fully dedicated to promoting sustainable energy access to poor populations.

Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, declared: “This new transaction with BBOXX, a promising and innovative enterprise, will contribute to ENGIE’s ambition to provide clean electricity access to 20 million beneficiaries through different channels. Once again this enterprise illustrates the key role of off grid solutions to address the demand of the 1.3 billion people worldwide that are not yet served with electricity.”

Mansoor Hamayun, CEO of BBOXX, said: “We are very happy to benefit from “ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” to support our expansion. Through the deployment of our systems, our objective is to sustainably improve the standards of living of millions of people and reduce CO2 emissions by over 2 million tons over the 2015-2020 period.”

About “ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies”

“ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies” is the ENGIE solidarity investment fund that supports projects providing access to sustainable energy for impoverished population groups. The fund’s vocation is to invest in economically viable projects with a social purpose that enjoy the support of social entrepreneurs.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).


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ENGIE will develop 325 MW in new photovoltaic projects in France and Brazil

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In France, through its subsidiaries Solairedirect, la Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, La Compagnie du Vent and Futures Energies, ENGIE has won bidding organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) for 14 photovoltaic projects representing 95.5 MW of installed capacity. The ENGIE group thus strengthens its position as photovoltaic leader in France with, to date, power already developed, constructed and operated 570 MW.

Four of these 14 projects use solar tracker equipment (technology by which photovoltaic panels absorb maximum energy by following the course of the sun) and ten feature fixed photovoltaic panels. The panels will be installed on non-agricultural land, with commissioning scheduled before the end of 2017.

ENGIE, major player in the green electricity generation in France

The bidding successes of ENGIE reflect the quality of its submissions and its competitiveness in solar photovoltaic technology and, more broadly, in renewable energy. ENGIE is the solar and onshore wind power leader in France, with an installed capacities of 1,450 MW, and second in hydraulic power with 3,824 MW installed capacity.

In Brazil, ENGIE, with its subsidiaries Tractebel Energia and Solairedirect, successful bid to develop 230 MW of solar after a call for tender organised by ANEEL (Agêncie Nacional de Energia Eléctrica), an agency affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Energy, demonstrating the Groupe capacity to put forward a competitive solar offer.

Following the bidding, the Group has secured the sale of 230MW through its subsidiaries Tractebel Energia (30 MW) and Solairedirect (200 MW) for 20 years starting in November 2018.

The electricity will be produced at a 30 MW photovoltaic facility in Assu, in the region of Rio de Grande do Norte, to be built and operated by Tractebel Energia, and two photovoltaic facilities: Floresta, with a capacity of 80 MW, and Paracatu with 120 MW, located respectively in the regions of Rio de Grande do Norte and Minas Gerais, and which will be built and operated by Solairedirect.

ENGIE already operates over 10,000 MW of renewable energy in Brazil. Aside from these new solar projects and existing wind farms, Tractebel Energia is developing wind farm projects of approximately 750 MW via the Santa Monica project (97 MW) in the state of Ceará, and the Campo Largo wind farm located in the state of Bahia, comprising several wind farm projects for a total of some 650 MW at various stages of development.

ENGIE, the first independent power producer in Brazil

With its 68.7%-owned subsidiary Tractebel Energia, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer in Brazil, accounting for approximately 7% of total installed production capacity in the country. 85% of its 8,683 MW capacity[1] comes from renewable energy sources.


[1] In service at June 30, 2015

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

Source:: ENGIE will develop 325 MW in new photovoltaic projects in France and Brazil

The Magritte initiative: a strong industrial commitment for a carbon market

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For a global deal in Paris – Supporting the momentum generated at COP 21, today, CEOs from major European energy companies show their commitment towards a global deal on the fight against climate change. It is time for action as global warming could lead to catastrophe and inflict permanent damage on the balance of life on Earth. Keeping global warming below 2°C is an absolute necessity, widely supported. Therefore the Magritte Group is calling for a far reaching and ambitious international climate agreement at COP 21 to provide the general framework for the long term as well as visibility and coherence to climate policies. The role of a carbon price signal, should also be acknowledged as a tool to ensure a level playing field worldwide.

From a damaged European carbon market to a swift recovery – In the past two years, CEOs have raised their concern about the losing credibility of the European carbon market. They have played an active role in its reform and strongly welcome the agreements reached on back-loading[1] and on the Market Stability Reserve[2]. These agreements constituted important first steps towards the deeply needed restructuring of the European carbon market.

Further pursuing this mobilization, the Magritte Group stresses the need for a strengthened European CO2 market signal with the aim of providing industry with a visible scenario for its present and future long-term investments. This is a prerequisite to restore confidence in the system and activate its full benefit to climate policy.

Concrete commitment of the energy industry to combating climate change – CEOs are committed to shaping a low carbon energy future and investing in low carbon and efficient technologies to reach the climate goals. Research, technological development and innovation have a key role to play in the process of a competitive low carbon path which is becoming possible through the development of concrete projects and products such as smart technologies, renewables, energy storage, demand-side response, power to gas, distribution grid modernization, alternative fuels infrastructure for transport, etc. COP21 represents the opportunity to showcase and share best practices in this regard.

The Magritte Group: a unique initiative in Europe

Since its launch in May 2013, the Magritte Group has offered its assessment of the energy market situation in Europe. The CEOs of the companies that make up the group aim to contribute to the debate by offering constructive proposals. Hitherto, there have been some promising results, particularly with regard to renewable support schemes and the carbon market.

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[1] What is backloading ? : withhold 900 million allowances from auction in bid (400 Mt in 2014, 300 Mt in 2015, 200 Mt in 2016 to be reintroduced in 2019 : 300 Mt, and in 2020: 600 Mt).

[2] What is the MSR ? : This amendment to the ETS Directive is a fully automatic and transparent mechanism that operates entirely according to pre-defined rules to adapt CO2 allowances supply to economic growth in Europe and to the impact of other policies and would improve overall functioning beyond trading periods. It should leave no discretion to the Commission or Member States in its implementation.

About ENGIE

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, combating climate change and optimizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: independent power production, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency services. ENGIE employs 152,900 people worldwide and achieved revenues of EUR 74.7 billion in 2014. The Group is listed on the Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone, Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120, Vigeo World 120, Vigeo Europe 120 and Vigeo France 20.

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