SYRACUSE, N.Y. – MAY 12, 2015 – The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy
Systems (SyracuseCoE) and GDF SUEZ Energy Resources announced the two entities will enhance their
collaboration through GDF SUEZ’s membership in SyracuseCoE’s “Partner Program.”
For over ten years, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources and Syracuse University have been working together to
provide responsible power and environmental benefits to the facilities and people of the University.
“Participating in the program allows us to become involved with key institutions in central New York State.
By collaborating in economic, engineering and science programs at SyracuseCoE, GDF SUEZ Energy
Resources looks forward to enhancing the viability of sustainability solutions in the region,” said Sam Henry,
President of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. Separately, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources supports
sustainable efforts and initiatives in New York such as the New York Prize, NY REV, and others that raise
the profile of the region and compete with markets such as California to lead the sustainability revolution.
SyracuseCoE’s “Partner Program” is a vibrant network of businesses and academic institutions working
together to accelerate the commercialization of environmental and energy innovations. Led by Syracuse
University, program members collaborate to conduct targeted research, demonstrate new technologies,
commercialize innovations, and educate the workforce. This, in turn, supports job creation in the region and
further advances New York State’s reputation for excellence in environmental and energy systems around
the world. Learn more about becoming a member of the SyracuseCoE “Partner Program.”
“We welcome GDF SUEZ Energy Resources as a SyracuseCoE ‘Industry Partner,’” said Ed Bogucz,
Executive Director of SyracuseCoE. “The company has demonstrated a strong commitment to Syracuse
University and the region. We look forward to working with them in research and education collaborations
with faculty and students.”
Syracuse University recently signed a multi-year contract with GDF SUEZ Energy Resources to provide
energy and related services to Syracuse University.
SyracuseCoE, New York State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems at Syracuse University
engages collaborators at 200+ companies and institutions to address global challenges in clean and renewable energy,
indoor environmental quality, and water resources. Our members conduct targeted research, demonstrate new
technologies, commercialize innovations, and educate the workforce.
About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the U.S. and
currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas,
Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and
Washington, D.C. The company serves over 60,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from
50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW. The company offers
electricity service to residential and small business customers under the brand Think Energy®.
For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy, and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy
Resources is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the
U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas
(LNG) distribution and sales, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. GDF
SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group ENGIE, with the corporate registered name
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