In Australia, ENGIE has signed an "as a service" contract with Greater Springfield, located 30 km from Brisbane, Queensland, to make this urban area a smart, energy-neutral territory.

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To meet these new needs, ENGIE is positioning itself as a pioneer in "as a service" energy, providing integrated, tailored, cost-effective and funded solutions.

Inspired by the IT world, this customer-focused model is based on an innovative approach that allows companies and local authorities to overcome the main obstacles of the zero-carbon transition: the complexity of the solutions to be implemented and the size of the investments required to change the model.

ENGIE is doing this by creating an “as a service” offer that combines:

  • integrated capacities, combining the very latest technologies (digital included) allied to the complexity of a multidisciplinary approach in all parts of the world.
  • commitments on results, indexed not only on energy savings but also on quality of life criteria
  • long-term contracts of between 3 and 50 years. These are necessary so that they can have a growing impact over time. Some of our most recent contracts will run for decades
  • finance solutions through partnerships in order to take advantage of the lower cost of equity. Four types of funding can be envisaged with this approach: concession contracts entailing the delegation of public services; long-term partnership contracts (whether public-private partnerships or specific to energy supply, such as Power Purchase Agreements); performance contracts, where remuneration is linked to meeting commitments; and the direct purchase of an energy network (as developed in countries with free-market economies).

ENGIE is creating the means to become a pioneer of the zero-carbon transition in support of its customers.

Isabelle Kocher, JDD