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 is a strong power operator (112.7 GW power production around the world among which 20% of renewable energy) with an significant expertise in energy management and power trading. ENGIE is now developing new services around energy transition and demand side management.
INVOLVEMENT IN SMART GRID
For ENGIE, smart grids are an essential component of the energy transition. They should encourage the development of renewable energies and new electricity uses such as electric vehicles. ENGIE is involved in smart grids as a service providers to consumers and producers, as a technical solutions provider, as an active portfolio manager of decentralized generation sources and consumption flexibility, and as a service provider for network operators and market players.
ENGIE has been involved in several smart grids projects in France like GreenLys, Smart Grid Vendée, Smart ZAE.
ENGIE MAIN TASKS ATTRIBUTED IN THE PROJECT
In collaboration with CEZ Distribuce, Schneider will test smart grid topics focused on DER integration, energy storage and integration of EV charging stations to distribution networks. The testing will focus on 2 main topics:
- Aggregator of electrical flexibility
- Recruitment of customers providing flexibility
- Contribution to islanding
- Grid storage assets operation
- Building business models for local electrical flexibility
- Suppliers representative at the steering committee