The partner of companies for better energy efficiency

Challenges

It is of prime importance for EDF Luminus to offer companies different services and thus better understand their energy consumption. That way they can adjust their installations and reduce energy bills.


Considering the environmental impact of certain types of electricity production and of fossil fuels, the energy consumption of companies represents an important challenge in both environmental and commercial terms. The potential to save energy is particularly high in Belgium.

 

The use of renewable energy also gives companies the chance to reduce their ecological footprint.

A full range of business services


To reduce their consumption, invoice or ecological footprint, companies can subscribe to different offers.

  •  Energy Performance Contracts aim to reduce energy consumption in a sustainable and profitable way. The implementation of this type of contract begins with an evaluation of the energy performance of the buildings. The resources that can reduce consumption are identified and quantified, both in terms of cost and of expected savings, which must be guaranteed for the long-term
  • The renovation of lighting for offices, warehouses, etc. improves the comfort and safety of staff, while reducing costs. The integrated formula includes financing for works.
  • The installation of solar panels or the purchase of surplus energy produced by existing panels decreases certain components of the carbon footprint of customers, and of EDF Luminus.
  • The promotion of electrical mobilitythrough the installation of rapid charging stations on carefully selected sites, also supports the reduction of emissions generated by transportation resources. This service can enable a company to reduce the «fuel consumption» component in its carbon footprint (scope 1).
  • EDF Luminus also gives companies the possibility to choose a supply contract accompanied by a guarantee of origin.. Those can be of different types: 100% green, Belgian or foreign energy; or electricity produced by cogeneration installations. The guarantees of origin specify the type of energy, as well as the production site for each MWh produced. They can be taken into account in the carbon footprint calculation (scope 2 calculated based on the market).
  • The acquisition of electricity surpluses produced by «green» installations (biogas, hydraulic, wind, cogeneration, etc.) enables EDF Luminus to cover its quota requirements in green certificates and to reduce the carbon footprint of its own purchases. This service enables companies to reduce the «own energy consumption» component (scope 2) of their carbon footprint.
  • The solution «HVAC building automation». The BACS (Building Automation and Controls System) is a smart system for automating and controlling heating, ventilation and air conditioning, in industrial or tertiary buildings. The installation of this type of system, after an audit of the installations, can result in a very significant reduction of a building’s energy consumption (up to 30%).

Highlights

Carbon neutral Luminus Arena stadium: work is moving forward!

EDF Luminus and KRC Genk have been collaborating since 2016 to make the Luminus Arena CO22 -neutral by 2020. The two first phases of the work were completed in 2017.


Power to School: helping schools become eco-responsible

In August 2017, the first photovoltaic panels were installed as part of the Power to School project.


Photovoltaic project at the "Les Petits Riens" in Anderlecht

EDF Luminus signed a contract with “les Petits Riens” for the installation of 925 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the not-for-profit organisation’s sorting centre.


Extension of Ghent’s district heating network

On 14 November 2017, Ghent mayor Daniël Termont officially inaugurated the extension of the district heating network managed by EDF Luminus to the new Tondelier residential district.


An “Efficiency Box” for reducing customers’ consumption peaks

Since December 2017, the first Efficiency Box has been operating at the site of a customer in the wood industry, as part of a pilot project.


Indicators

Sale of electricity with original warranty labels

Sale of electricity with original warranty labels (GWh)

Source: EDF Luminus.

The decrease in the volume of electricity sold under the «guarantee of renewable sources» label observed over several years, stabilised in 2017. Many companies ask for these guarantees in order to reduce their carbon footprint. They include Toyota, Lidl, Ferrero, AB InBev and Coca Cola, to name a few.


Photovoltaic panels installed at customer sites

Expected annual production of the solar panels installed on customers’ sites (MWh/year)  

Source: EDF Luminus.

Strong growth in installations

The new solar panel offer, launched in 2016, has been a resounding success with business customers.

 

In 2017, the expected production from the installed solar panels on the sites of our business customers amounted to 4,104 MWh/year, an increase of 42% compared to 2016.


Buy back of «green» electricity produced by companies

Green Power Contrat (access point)

Source: EDF Luminus.

The number of customers with a «Green Power» contract continues to rise, resulting in a reduction in the carbon footprint of EDF Luminus (scope 3).


Type of energy acquired in 2016 (in % of access points)                                     

Source: EDF Luminus.

Photovoltaic production represents the great majority of the energy acquired via «Green Power» contracts. The cogeneration share is increasing, which gives EDF Luminus a more predictable and flexible energy supply, useful for optimising supply/demand in real time.



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