Engie to advance sustainability & decarbonisation in Asia
Both agreements were signed at The Innovation Forum, Biopolis, as part of French President Hollande’s visit to Southeast Asia, covering Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, from 26 to 29 March.
Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, said: “These two agreements are part of our commitment to Singapore as an innovation and R&D hub to support the rising energy demands in Asia-Pacific in a sustainable manner.
Our strategy is to work with an ecosystem of partners to co-develop and scale renewable energy and innovative low-carbon technology solutions to meet the region’s unique energy challenges.”
ENGIE, Bolloré and Senoko Energy to co-develop green mobility
In the first agreement, ENGIE, energy retailer and generator Senoko Energy, together with Bolloré, an industrial group specialized in transport, communication and electricity storage, will co-develop smart city solutions in electro-mobility and energy storage in Singapore and Asia Pacific.
Additionally, the parties agree to explore a proof-of-concept for the Bolloré Bluetram –a clean public transport solution to be deployed in an urban environment, and study joint offerings to integrate battery storage capabilities to balance distributed energy sources and microgrids.
As part of the agreement, ENGIE and Bolloré will also explore opportunities in connection to airport services, in which both companies have complementary expertise.
ENGIE, NTU and Schneider Electric to develop microgrid solutions
An MOU formalised the tripartite partnership between ENGIE Lab, the ENGIES’s entity in charge of Research & Development, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Schneider Electric on the REIDS (Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator in Singapore) project.
Led by NTU Singapore and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the REIDS will accelerate the development and commercialisation of microgrid technologies for the region from Singapore.