ENGIE develops its business (electricity, natural gas and services) providing highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified energy sources, as well as unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent power production and environmental services. ENGIE is world’s largest independent power provider. These last 15 years have been dedicated to the development of new production capacities, throughout the renewable energies (hydroelectricity, wind power, solar and biomass) responding to the four challenges of the ENGIE group: the continuity of supply, respect of environment, business flexibility and competitiveness. ENGIE is thus potentially a large typical industrial user of the technologies contemplated within this project.
LABORELEC (Belgium, 240 staff, 48M€ turnover) is one of the industrial research laboratories of ENGIE with profound historical background in Electrical technologies, contract research and technical expertise services in electrical power and new energy technology. This research facility plays a very important role in the ENGIE group strategy and in the creation of value by contributing competitive advantages in the field of the technology, which helps the group to become the best user and to answer to different technological demands related to various business cases. LABORELEC combines expert knowledge with state-of-the-art measurement and analysis capability, with practical experience acquired from technical assistance to plant or network operators. LABORELEC implements a creative, solution oriented and open innovation approach, with strong international partners. In the GHOST project, LBE will be involved in WP7 for the second life use of batteries mainly oriented to stationary applications and in WP4 according to customer needs identified will provide requirements and specification for batteries design based on identified use cases.