ENGIE and partners to create France’s first smart region


Angers Loire Metropole has selected a consortium of ENGIE, SUEZ, La Poste and the VYV Group to speed up its energy transition.

The consortium will install infrastructures such as sensors and smart streetlights to improve energy efficiency, and public services and their accessibility, as well as reduce carbon emissions.

The project will start in January 2020.

The project is expected to reduce the amount of energy used for public lighting by 66% by 2025, in public buildings by 20% and water use for watering municipal plants and trees by 30%.

Angers Loire Métropole, leading the digital and electronic transition of the future

With 7000 jobs and 900 companies generating a turnover of some €1.3 billion in electronic and digital technologies, Angers Loire Métropole (ALM) was awarded the French Tech label in 2015.

ENGIE Solutions will deploy LIVIN, the hypervisor platform that provides public services with all the information they need to optimise public lighting, video-protection, water and drainage services, together with the management of green spaces, healthcare, buildings, mobility and waste disposal. Furthermore, the platform will also provide 3D representations (digital twins of the region) so that decision-makers can take decisions based on relevant scenarios.

Sensors integrated into urban furniture (lighting systems, public buildings, signage, etc.) will keep residents and local authority’s services informed via an application, providing information about the availability of parking spaces, any accidents or damage to the water networks.

SUEZ will supplement existing tools (sensors, smart water meters, etc.) so as to optimise the performance of water, drainage, waste management and cleaning services.

LA POSTE will be tasked with storing and archiving the data generated by the smart city’s operation.

The VYV Group will be in charge of deploying the health/well-being component. It will run these services by managing healthcare data on “E-PIC”, a digital platform, alongside the hypervisor platform implemented by ENGIE.

LACROIX Group for smart connected equipment and Onepoint for its expertise in smart city strategies, green growth and in the digital transformation for public stakeholders.

The ENGIE consortium and Angers Loire Métropole will be able to use the project results to provide other French local authorities and international delegations with demonstrations.