Imagining the future of energy
3 October 2018
In a rapidly changing energy landscape, the way in which we will consume energy in our homes, at work and across places is set to change. As the world continues its transition to low-carbon, the future of the energy sector will be influenced by three major trends.
Wilfrid Petrie, CEO, ENGIE UK & Ireland
The provision of energy will be considered as a service, seeing a shift from a supplier-driven market to a buyer’s one, and a system based on usage, not the traditional kilowatts per hour. Energy will also be increasingly embedded within buildings and places, with batteries, photovoltaics (PVs) or microgrids and the integration of electric vehicle infrastructures becoming more commonplace in neighbourhoods. Finally, advances in technology and artificial intelligence will serve the underlying trend that our solutions will be driven by data. Together, these trends will lead to a number of benefits for energy consumers, such as fighting climate change, the reduction of cost and greater efficiency for end-users, and ultimately more customer choice and empowerment.
Within this context, ENGIE sees a future where a more integrated approach to serving customer needs is required. This vision goes beyond the supply of energy alone and includes the provision of services to help manage and optimise the running of buildings. It also includes the wider shaping of infrastructure to address societal challenges. These include embracing a low-carbon economy, an ageing population and the requirement for green mobility.
To deliver this future vision, ENGIE will continue to build its portfolio of renewable and flexible energy generation, develop energy and services offers to address new customer needs and create better places through infrastructure, quality homes and regeneration services.
To discover more about ENGIE’s vision for the future of energy, visit engie.co.uk.