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September 14, 2019 – Redwood City, CA and Houston, TX –, a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation together with global energy leader ENGIE, today announced the launch of Smart Institutions, an AI-powered, holistic Energy-as-a-Service software solution for large institutions.


With Smart Institutions, organizations including universities, corporate campuses, cities, and hospitals, can proactively and automatically manage their buildings and energy assets to increase sustainability and decrease energy expenditures to reduce costs. The software has first been deployed at The Ohio State University as part of a plan to reduce energy use across the 485-building campus in Columbus.

In 2017, Ohio State Energy Partners, a consortium of ENGIE North America and Axium Infrastructure, signed a 50-year Comprehensive Energy Management Contract with The Ohio State University. Ohio State Energy Partners looks to drive energy savings and enable end-to-end optimization of the campus energy infrastructure to achieve a 25 percent improvement in energy efficiency over 10 years.

“When we launched our work with The Ohio State University two years ago, we looked forward to advancing new possibilities, from improving ways to heat, cool, and power the campus to collaborating on potentially transformational technologies and services that someday could be shared far beyond Columbus,” said Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, President and CEO, ENGIE North America and Executive Vice President in charge of ENGIE’s Global Renewable Business Line. “Collaborating with on the development of Smart Institutions has enabled us to create our own new technology solution for ENGIE customers, leading the way for other institutions looking to make meaningful progress when it comes to energy and sustainability.”

“ is accelerating digital transformation for leading organizations across every industry,” said Ed Abbo, President and CTO, “An Energy-as-a-Service software solution powered by the C3 AI platform, Smart Institutions is enabling cutting-edge organizations to set the standard for energy transformation initiatives.”

Through ENGIE Smart Institutions, and ENGIE can use AI to help large institutions achieve their sustainability and financial objectives through:

  • Energy optimization: The ability to predict energy consumption, and then optimize across the entire network to reduce costs, including production, distribution, and consumption.
  • Capital planning: The ability to plan long-term capital improvements using dynamic building and network modeling to identify and prioritize a portfolio and program of capital projects.
  • Campus engagement: The ability to use data and behavioral science techniques to engage students and faculty in energy and sustainability to drive energy efficiency, research and innovation, and brand recognition.

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About ENGIE North America
ENGIE North America Inc. offers a range of capabilities in the United States and Canada to help customers decarbonize, decentralize, and digitalize their operations. These include comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense; clean power generation; energy storage; and retail energy supply that includes renewable, demand response, and on-bill financing options. Nearly 100% of the company’s power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and a leading energy efficiency services provider in the world, employing 160,000 people. For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our InstagramLinkedInTwitter, or Facebook pages or and

February 22, 2018 – Houston, TX – In a move that underscores the company’s position as a leader in clean energy supplies, ENGIE North America announced today that it will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the 2018 Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit held at Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. The three-day event, held Feb. 25 through Feb. 27, brings together commercial and industrial executives in a unique and intimate setting to address a variety of energy management and sustainability challenges.


The Green-e® certified RECs represent the environmental attributes or benefits associated with a specific quantity of energy generated from a renewable source, such as solar or wind. Organizations that use RECs to offset their indirect greenhouse gas emissions help fund the operation and development of domestic sources of renewable energy.

Ken Cowan, Vice President of Solutions Sales and Marketing at ENGIE NA, said the company takes great pride in supporting the summit and working alongside Smart Energy Decisions to promote sustainable strategies.

“Smart Energy Decisions is highly regarded as a go-to resource on a broad range of research and knowledge on energy management and renewable energy,” he explained. “Their coverage of these subjects – along with the insights they deliver at the annual summit – naturally complement the broad-based capabilities and expertise of ENGIE. We’re pleased to green the energy consumption of an organization that shares in our commitment to clean energy.”

ENGIE helps large commercial and industrial customers achieve economic value through sustainable strategies that blend supply, demand, and operations opportunities with innovative deal structuring and funding. Leveraging an “energy as a service” model, the company is leading the transformation to cleaner, smarter, more innovative solutions that help customers reduce energy costs and consumption while enhancing environmental commitments and ensuring reliable supply.

John Failla, Founder and Editorial Director of Smart Energy Decisions, said he couldn’t be more pleased to have the backing of an industry leader like ENGIE.

“The supply of renewable energy certificates is a direct reflection of where we believe energy management is headed – toward a more sustainable future for everyone,” said Failla. “It’s an honor to have the support of ENGIE as we work to keep clean energy generation and consumption at the forefront of commercial and industrial energy strategies.”

The Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit offers a forum for knowledge, best practices, and new ideas on advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy sourcing for large energy management programs. The annual event is operated by Smart Energy Decisions, a web-based information resource dedicated to delivering commercial and industrial consumers news, analysis, research, and opinions that drive more informed decisions.

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About ENGIE in North America
ENGIE manages a range of energy businesses in the United States and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, retail energy sales, and services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy use and expense.

ENGIE is committed to taking on the major challenges of the energy revolution, towards a world more decarbonized, decentralized, and digitalized. The Group aims to become the leader of this new energy world by focusing on three key activities for the future: low carbon generation in particular from natural gas and renewable energy, energy infrastructure, and efficient solutions adapted to all its customers (individuals, businesses, territories, etc.). Innovation, digital solutions, and customer satisfaction are the guiding principles of ENGIE’s development. ENGIE is active in around 70 countries, employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of 66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).