December 9, 2015 – ENGIE will be taking part in CES (January 6-9, 2016), in Las Vegas, in order to showcase its innovations in the
energy sector. The ENGIE stand will also play host to other companies in which “ENGIE New Ventures” – the
fund dedicated to the financing of innovative startups – holds shares, such as SIGFOX (communications service
provider dedicated to the Internet of Things), Tendril (B2C platform for energy consumption optimization) and
AMS (B2B advanced energy storage solutions).
Like many other industrial sectors, the energy one is undergoing far-reaching changes, driven by the
development of new technologies which are radically modifying the way energy is produced, stored, transported
and consumed. These technologies represent a growing share of the value generated by operators. With this
challenge in mind, ENGIE launched a special initiative in 2014 with the goal of fostering innovation within the
Group. This involved the set-up of an in-house incubation scheme (14 staff-initiated projects are currently being
incubated) and the launch of the €100-million “ENGIE New Ventures” fund, which has since acquired stakes in
seven cleantech companies.
With this first CES participation, ENGIE is looking to present its innovations but also to cast a spotlight on the
innovative ecosystem that the Group has built. Three startups backed by “ENGIE New Ventures” will be
presented at the ENGIE stand: SIGFOX (France), Tendril (Co., USA) and Advanced Microgrid Solutions (Ca.,
USA). CES will also provide the Group with the opportunity to feel the global pulse of innovation.
In 2016, “ENGIE New Ventures” expands with the addition of a North America team and the opening of an office
in San Francisco to integrate into the U.S. west-coast innovation ecosystem, to closely collaborate with leading
cleantech venture capital firms and to partner with pioneering startups that are transforming the global energy
Four ENGIE entities will also attend the CES:
ENGIE Cofely, an environmental and energy efficiency services company, which provides companies and local
authorities with solutions to use energy more efficiently and to reduce their environmental impacts. ENGIE
Cofely will present the development of an innovative robotics platform and services in cooperation with
Partnering Robotics which is developing Diya One, a multitasking, non-humanoid robot with the ability to learn
and interact with those around it in order to offer a range of building services, including air purification, reduced
energy consumption and managing maintenance requests from building occupants.
Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company headquartered in Spokane (Wa., USA), will provide
demonstrations of their Energy and Sustainability Management Platform. Ecova has identified savings of over
$1.6B for their North American clients over the past two years. It has, in partnership with its utility clients,
generated 108 terawatt hours (TWh) of energy savings over the last eleven years (including nearly 19 TWh of
savings in 2014).
In October, 2015, Ecova acquired Retroficiency, a building efficiency intelligence startup. Retroficiency
analyses – at an unmatched speed and scale – meter data and available building information to rapidly create
energy models of buildings that accurately identify energy efficiency and demand savings opportunities.
Lastly, ENGIE North America will show a couple of its own newly developed applications, including a Home
Energy Management dashboard that will allow individuals to manage, via their smart phones, a range of existing
commercially available thermostat and security systems.
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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