Energy performance: reducing and refining consumption
Energy efficiency involves keeping consumption of usable energy (heat, cooling, etc.) to the strict minimum required to provide energy services like heating, air conditioning, cooking and industrial refrigeration with a view to reducing the amount of energy used.
Energy efficiency also involves reducing loss in the conversion, distribution and use of energy required to provide these services with a view to refining the way energy is used.
We now face an unprecedented need to use clean energy (such as renewable and recovered energy sources) instead of fossil fuels.
The combined drive to pursue energy performance and replace fossil fuels with renewables to deliver forward-looking energy services is a vital part of the energy transition.
Our experts develop tailored technical solutions to enhance the energy performance of buildings, which account for a significant amount of overall energy use. We provide energy services such as needs-based heating, air conditioning and temperature control to ensure lower energy consumption and demand while meeting energy-mix criteria and raising occupant awareness. In 2016, we supplied heating to 2 million multi-dwelling units while catering to 2,800 healthcare facilities (364,000 beds) and 16 600 commercial and tertiary facilities.
3 - Multi-technical Energy Services For Industry
We build and operate power plants to help industry players adopt clean energy and remain competitive. We handle the full range of industrial fluids and other energy sources, including high- and low-pressure steam, gas and compressed air. We use our capacity to combine fossil fuels with renewables to improve the security, cost and carbon footprint of factories. In 2016, we operated and serviced facilities at 2,100 industrial sites.
We offer customers complete control over the energy value chain
guaranteeing service continuity 24/7;
ensuring the utmost user comfort and enhancing the appeal of workspaces through a comprehensive range of multi-technical and multi-service energy solutions;
supporting users to raise awareness and foster good practices to reduce consumption;
helping industry to reduce energy use while optimising energy flows from initial demand to generation;
supplying the best source of energy: using renewables rather than fossil fuels, choosing the most competitive energy sources and employing them at the right time, i.e. using the least costly solution when demand is high (mornings, winter, etc.);
ensuring maintenance and efficiency of technical facilities to reduce and refine energy use while offering the cleanest solutions;
ensuring effective distribution through state-of-the-art networks while enhancing comfort and avoiding overconsumption;
boosting the efficiency of networks and facilities during the design phase to reduce consumption and prevent energy loss;
Dalkia delivers on-site technical and organisational energy solutions to meet individual customer needs
1 - Energy performance contracts: the Dalkia promise
Energy performance contracts give customers a comprehensive service agreement with a commitment to meet targets. These contracts include purchasing and managing the energy needed to provide energy efficiency services (heating, air conditioning, hot water, etc.), operating and maintaining facilities, and providing major retrofits and repair work. We offer a commitment to provide energy services that offer significant energy savings and long-term guarantees.
2 - Dalkia has set up its own trading room in France to secure and optimise energy supplies for customers
Dalkia's trading room is designed to optimise energy supplies and make the most of carbon credits. Faced with changes in energy prices and the unpredictable cost of gas, we set up a trading room to offer customers a secure, optimised service. Dalkia buys some 22 TWh of gas a year, which represents between 5% and 7% of nationwide consumption. We handle the gas supply to around 15,000 sites in France.
3 - Dalkia makes innovation a cornerstone of its drive to improve efficiency
Innovation is the cornerstone of our drive to optimise the cost of providing energy services and ensure that customers benefit from more efficient, cost-effective solutions.
Our innovation policy includes:
working with EDF R&D to promote greener solutions;