ENGIE will also support the G7 Summit with other low-environmental impact solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the 3,000 visitors expected to attend the summit.
The low-carbon solutions will be delivered under the ISO 20121 certification that the French government is seeking to obtain for this event.
ENGIE, through the ENGIE Foundation, will donate its skills and install the energy solutions in a bid to have France's presidency of the G7 summit ISO 20121-certified.
The energy solutions will include:
- A solar field to power the electric tram buses used by journalists and the IRATY press centre (1300m2 of panels over a 3000m2 surface area) near the accreditation hall
- An ENGIE totem with solar panels so people can charge their phones, in addition to providing the 3,000 expected journalists with free Wi-Fi and charging for their mobile phones
- Micro off-grid solar power production installations for Wi-Fi access and for recharging mobile phones
- 12 French-manufactured generators powered by rapeseed oil
ENGIE will also provide the accredited journalists attending the summit with 200 hydrogen-powered bikes built by Biarritz-based company Pragma Industries to help them get around the various areas making up the event.
“We are entering a new era, in which companies will be judged by their overall impact on society and the environment. Consumers, investors and employees all have new expectations. By offering competitive low-carbon and bespoke solutions, ENGIE is supporting companies, local authorities and major events in this new era of responsibility," said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO and President of the ENGIE Foundation.