ENGIE and Powerdale selected to provide Luxembourg with 800 public charging stations
Luxemburg, August 8, 2016, the consortium between ENGIE Cofely Luxemburg (subsidiary of ENGIE) and Powerdale announced it has been selected to provide 800 public charging stations in Luxemburg and to operate them during a 12-year service contract.
200 Nexxtender charging stations of Powerdale will be installed each year from 2017 to 2020.
The consortium between ENGIE Cofely Luxemburg and Powerdale has been selected after a European tendering process by the 5 Luxemburg distribution grid operators (Creos, SudStroum, Electris, Ettelbruck and Diekirch cities) to provide 800 public charging stations, to be installed on a 4-year period (2017-2020) and to manage the “Common Operator Platform” during a 12-year service contract. Powerdale, a company developing complete solutions for electro-mobility and energy management, will deliver the charging stations and the internet application for the “Common Operator Platform”; ENGIE Cofely Luxemburg, a subsidiary of ENGIE delivering services to industrials and public sector, will operate the infrastructure.
200 Nexxtender charging stations of Powerdale will be installed each year from 2017 to 2020. The Nexxtmove IT service platform created by Powerdale will be available for electrical vehicle (EV) drivers and every player taking part in this new kind of mobility: distribution grid operators, energy suppliers and mobility service providers. It will allow the end user to pay its charging whichever mobility provider he will choose. The system will be interfaced with the Luxemburg Public Transportation Services in order to offer a multi modal system to the end users.
“These contracts are significant steps in the development of electro-mobility on the Luxemburg territory, and position us on the map of the major EV players in Europe. With our local entity, we will support the open operation model proposed by the grid operators and this will allow all electro-mobility players to develop green mobility in Luxemburg”, said Pierre Wolff, General Manager of ENGIE Cofely Luxemburg.
“The tenders written by the distribution grid operators were totally in line with our long term vision on the needs of electro-mobility developments: ease of use, energy management, flexibility in terms of adaptations of hard- and software in function of market evolutions, smart grid oriented with intelligent charging stations. We thank the distribution grid operators for their confidence and recognition of our electro-mobility and energy management expertise”, mentioned Olivier Piraux, CEO of Powerdale.
These public charging stations will be the first provided by ENGIE Cofely Luxembourg and Powerdale in Luxemburg, where there is already more than 200 stations installed.
As part of its strategy to be a leader of the energy transition in the world, ENGIE has also announced earlier this year its decision to invest nearly 100 M€ from now on to 2020 in the setup of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) stations for filling up the European fleets of vehicles with natural gas and biogas.
ENGIE has invested in Powerdale in 2014 via “ENGIE NEW Ventures”, its venture capital dedicated to innovative startups.
Started in 1987, ENGIE Cofely Luxemburg, a wholly owned subsidiary of ENGIE (formerly known as GDF SUEZ), is specialized in the maintenance of technical installations, full management of infrastructure equipment, and generation and distribution of thermal and electrical energy. Together with economic, social and environmental objectives, ENGIE Cofely positions sustainable development in the heart of its activities, and guarantees to its customers the respect of its contractual agreements on a long term partnership.
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).
Powerdale is a Belgian based company developing modular hardware and software solutions for electro mobility and energy management. Over the years, Powerdale has developed an AC charging market offering called Nexxtender and a software platform to support the processes in e-mobility.