EDF develops its energy services in the United States with the acquisition of Groom Energy Solutions LLC

DK Energy US, the EDF subsidiary tasked with growing Dalkia's business in the United States, has acquired Groom Energy Solutions LLC. Established in 2005, Groom Energy delivers commercial and industrial solutions that offer a comprehensive service spanning everything from advising to designing, building, maintaining and financing projects designed to enhance energy efficiency. The company provides nationwide coverage in the US.

Over the last decade, Massachusetts based Groom Energy, has forged a reputation as a specialist in energy efficiency. Groom Energy offers optimized solutions to customers who are ready to cut their energy bills and curb their carbon footprint. Clients include regional and national names in the retail, refrigeration, hotel and food-processing industries.

The US energy services market is growing over 10% a year for industrial customers. Groom Energy will benefit from Dalkia's support and technological innovations developed in Europe to promote energy efficiency for these customers using measures such as decentralized production and remote management of HVAC facilities.

Jon Guerster, CEO of Groom Energy Solutions :

"I am delighted to join EDF and open up real growth opportunities for Groom Energy Solutions employees as part of a group that understands our business, our approach and our view of the market. We share Dalkia's service culture, which will allow us to reach our full growth potential.”

Jean-Michel Mazalérat, Dalkia Chairman and CEO :

"I am particularly proud of this US acquisition, which is further proof of the commitment and hard work of our international business development teams. I would like to wish everyone at Groom Energy Solutions a warm welcome to the group. They will help us develop our solutions in the United States while continuing to innovate in managing the way electricity is used. This is a huge milestone in our international business development, in a key country with strong growth potential where the EDF Group has already established a presence with a workforce of more than 1,600 people.”