ENGIE North America
ENGIE North America Inc. operates in energy businesses in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company engages in electricity generation and cogeneration activities through wind, hydro, solar, biomass/biogas, coal, and natural gas facilities; natural gas and liquefied natural gas distribution activities; and retail electricity sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. It operates natural gas pipeline systems to supply natural gas to government power generation sites. ENGIE North America Inc. was formerly known as GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. and changed its name to ENGIE North America Inc. in June 2016. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is based i...
About the businesses:
ENGIE is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the United States and currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 14 markets. Supplying energy to nearly 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies, ENGIE serves over 85,000 accounts, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW. The company also offers electricity service to residential and small business customers in 12 U.S. markets under the brand Think Energy®.
Through the integrated facility management and commitment to energy performance improvement of customer facilities, ENGIE offers integrated management solutions—including on-site solar, battery and cogeneration design and installation—that enable clients to focus on their business. The company is a recognized leader in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure including airports, office buildings and industrial sites, as well as a wide range of technical infrastructure. In managing energy expenses and usage, ENGIE has identified more than $2.1 billion in savings for multi-site clients over the last three years and, in working with utilities, delivered nearly $15.4 billion in energy savings for consumers in the last 12 years.
Natural Gas & LNG
Operating for nearly 45 years, the Everett LNG Terminal near Boston, Mass., is the No. 1 LNG facility operator in the United States today, and it maintains a proven history of innovation and an exemplary record of safety and reliable operation. The company serves nearly every gas utility and key power producer in New England. ENGIE also operates an LNG fueling station providing to long-haul vehicles an increasingly popular alternative to diesel. LNG emits 20 percent less carbon dioxide than diesel fuel, is less expensive, runs quieter and affords vehicles with more power than diesel.
In the United States and Canada, ENGIE owns and/or operates cogeneration, steam, and chilled water facilities, representing a capacity of approximately 11,300 MW of electricity generation. The North America renewables portfolio consists of wind, solar and biomass/biogas assets, with a capacity of close to 1,000 MW. In Canada, ENGIE is among the Top 5 wind developers, with assets in Ontario, the Maritimes and British Columbia.
About the Global ENGIE Group
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 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 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. 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 (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20). For more information, visit www.engie.com.
Along with providing safe, reliable energy and energy support services across the United States and Canada, ENGIE strives to become an integral part of the communities in which it operates. Our goal is to be the best neighbor, supplier, employer and contributor we can.
Our Role in the Community
In North America, through our corporate giving, employee charitable matching gift program, and volunteerism, we invest in a diverse roster of organizations, with a special focus on community programs in three key areas:
- Children’s Health & Education
- Environmental Awareness & Sustainability
- Energy Assistance
Over the years, we have worked with local educators to provide scholarships, improve facilities and fund classroom courses using arts and culture to stimulate new perspectives on math and science as well as students’ community values. We’ve dug in to enhance nature conservancies and regional waterways and sponsored organized nature expeditions to teach at-risk youth grit and perseverance. We’ve underwritten home heating for thousands of customers in need and donated and installed energy efficient lighting and window fittings at social service facilities.
Our Respect for People & the Planet
The steps we take to insure the safety and security of our operating facilities and offices are of paramount importance. Equally important is managing our operations in the most environmentally sound manner possible. In addition to a substantial fleet of wind, solar, biomass and biogas power generation facilities, we also offer products and services for customers to support their renewable energy production goals and reduce their power consumption and energy cost.
Our Stakeholder Relationships
ENGIE employees are committed to good will, transparency, and accountability in all our practices and to fostering respect with our customers and business associates. We seek to build long-term relationships and fulfill our initiatives in good faith and with a constructive spirit.
At ENGIE we have created a diverse, rewarding work environment that challenges employees and offers opportunities for training and new professional roles. Our employees are the reason for our success, and we structure a work environment that promotes a healthy balance between life inside and outside the workplace.
GDF SUEZ Energy North America (GSENA) is composed of several business units located throughout North America. Due to the cyclical nature of the industry, it is important to maintain a balance of activities across the energy value chain; the synergy of our diverse portfolio companies provides an effective hedge against the market's inherent volatility.
GSENA is a member of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. The company's mission ranges from developing and managing electricity and gas projects to offering customized energy services to support our clients at every stage of their development.
Globally, GDF SUEZ develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to take up today’s major energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, ensuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change and maximizing the use of resources.
The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent power production and environmental services.
GDF SUEZ employs more than 220,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €90.7 billion ($126.1 billion U.S.) in 2011.
Under the symbol GSZ, the Group is listed on the Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris stock exchanges and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone and ECPI Ethical Index EMU.
At GDF SUEZ Energy North America (GSENA), health and safety at work and responsible stewardship of the environment are both key contributors to sustainable development and therefore central to our core values. Our mandate is simple, and clear: to limit any harm to people and the environment that might arise from our activities. In fact, we are committed not only to maintaining the natural world around us, but improving it where we can, for the benefit of our customers, our employees and the community as a whole. To achieve our goals, a necessary balance between ecological, economic, and social requirements must be maintained. These continuing efforts are codified in the GDF SUEZ Health and Safety Charter and the GDF SUEZ Environmental Charter.
The GDF SUEZ Health & Safety Charter sets out a framework of requirements for continuous improvement to our performance in this area, beyond the strict application of laws and regulations. This code of conduct is distributed and explained to—and required of—all employees, from the executive level to staff representatives. Each division or company has a supervisor appointed to deal effectively with the application of this charter and its code of conduct.
GSENA, like all GDF SUEZ companies, is determined to contribute to the preservation the planet’s natural heritage and its great eco-systems. The GDF SUEZ Environmental Charter stipulates that every company respect the laws and regulations concerning the environment and public health. Moreover, GDF SUEZ companies strive to go beyond the requirements of laws and regulations whenever technical and economic conditions enable them to do so. In this way, they seek to satisfy the needs of customers, the authorities, and the community. Respect for the environment is taken into account at all levels of company decision-making concerning general policy, projects, investments, actions and administration. As part of the employee training program and in accordance with the individual employee’s role, each employee receives training designed to increase awareness of environmental threats and of the need to implement best practices in each area of activity. Finally, GSENA and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining open dialogue with the general public, developing advisory and publishing services, and conducting training and awareness-raising activities in a spirit of transparency, partnership, and a willingness to listen.