ENGIE offers 100% green electricity
OREANDA-NEWS. ENGIE has decided to offer only green electricity contracts in France to both residential and small businesses customers.
Starting today, at no extra cost all new electricity contracts now provide for green electricity – one more example of ENGIE’s commitment to the development of renewable energy and demonstration of the Group’s ambition to become a leader in the energy transition.
The complete range of ENGIE brand offers to residential and small businesses customers in France is going green, certified by Guarantees of Origin: for every new electricity contract written, ENGIE acquires the equivalent amount of the customer’s electricity in certified Guarantee of Origin electricity from renewable energy producers. A Guarantee of Origin certifies that the electricity was produced from a renewable source of energy and injected into the electricity grid.
“The energy transition is a revolution concerning governments and small businesses, but also simple citizens. With this pivotal choice to sell green electricity, ENGIE confirms its commitment to the development of renewable energy and offers its customers in France the possibility to become actors themselves in the cause. With three million electricity customers in France already, ENGIE’s goal is to sign up one million green electricity contracts before the end of next year” , declared Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE.
To keep pace with its customers, and thus answer one of the first concerns of the French, ENGIE is making this green electricity offer without extra charge. In fact, an OpinionWay poll carried out for ENGIE in September 2016 demonstrates both a strong preference for environment-friendly products and the importance of reasonable pricing to encourage a buy decision. Respect for the environment when choosing a product or service is important for 86% of those polled. Whether or not an energy provider offers access to renewable energy is important for 82% of those surveyed. Moreover, 53% of respondents indicated that they sometimes decide against such services or products if they involve complicated conditions and 88% would like to see renewable energy offers made without a surcharge.
Green electricity in the home …
All ENGIE electricity offers to residential customers go green:
- Elec Fixe 1, 2 and 3 years: a guaranteed fixed price, no increases for 1, 2 or 3 years, both on the kilowatt-hour rate and the subscription package cost.
- Elec Ajust 2 and 3 years: a fixed price guarantee, no increases for 2 or 3 years with a downward rate adjustment on the contract’s anniversary date if there is a decrease in the regulated tariff6, i.e. the advantages of a fixed and a regulated price offer.
- Elec WeekEnd: for homes equipped with a LinkyTM smart meter, offering a 30% reduction in the cost of electricity used during the weekend and during weekday off-peak hours.
ENGIE is the first energy provider to offer a product specially designed for owners of electric or hybrid vehicles: Elec’Car, an offer of attractive pricing for overnight vehicle charging at home: the kilowatt hour price of ENGIE’s Elec’Car offer during off-peak hours is 50% lower than the peak-hour rate of the offer. This reduced rate also applies to other off-peak hour electricity use.
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).