Originally published on Greater Springfield on 20 November 2019

Under the alliance, investments are being planned in renewable energy generation and storage infrastructure, district energy schemes, green mobility solutions, digital technology, energy efficiency initiatives and a dedicated research and innovation centre.

The Zero Net Energy Vision for Greater Springfield means that by 2038, the partnership’s vision is that the six suburbs that make up the Greater Springfield community are intended to be generating more energy than they consume.

Last week the Chairman of ENGIE Group, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu confirmed the importance of this project to the ENGIE Group while paying a visit to Greater Springfield to see the opportunities for himself and to be briefed on progress one year into the Strategic Alliance.

“The Springfield partnership is a flagship project for the ENGIE Group.

ENGIE wants to make the zero-carbon transition possible by helping our customers use green energy and improve energy efficiency.  At Greater Springfield, we are very excited to be partnering with such a progressive organisation to make Greater Springfield a net zero energy city” Jean-Pierre Clamadieu said.

Didier Holleaux, ENGIE Executive Vice President – a signatory of the Strategic Alliance along with Greater Springfield’s founder and city visionary Maha Sinnathamby AM – accompanied the Group Chairman on this visit, along with the CEO ENGIE Australia and New Zealand, Augustin Honorat.

Tractebel, a wholly owned subsidiary of ENGIE, is a leading international engineering consultancy that have developed a state-of-the-art tool, called ENGIE 360 City Scan to facilitate holistic diagnosis of sustainable city development.

In Dec 2018, Tractebel completed a 360 City Scan for Greater Springfield and this year have been developing the Roadmaps of how to attain the Zero Net Energy goal by 2038.

This detailed analysis, involving interdisciplinary engineering expertise, is one of the first times that Energy, Urban, Building and Mobility perspectives have been combined to identify and define the path towards integration solutions for further city development.