About ENGIE Eps
ENGIE Eps is the industrial player within the ENGIE group focusing on energy
storage systems, microgrids and eMobility, revolutionizing the paradigm shift in the global energy system towards renewable energy sources and electric mobility. Listed on the Paris regulated market since 2015, ENGIE Eps maintains all research and development functions and production activities in Italy, with its unique team of engineers.
History of an Italian High Tech Player
From spin-offs of the Turin and Milan Polytechnics to one of the largest players in the world in the storage of energy and electric mobility: the success story of ENGIE Eps.
From a spin-off of the Politecnico di Torino destined for bankruptcy, to one of the largest players in the world in the storage of energy and electric mobility: this is the transformation of ENGIE Eps (formerly Electro Power Systems).
Under the leadership of the CEO Carlalberto Guglielminotti, since November 2013, the company has completed a complex financial restructuring in record time, and in just over a year, in April 2015, it was listed on Euronext, the regulated market for Paris stock exchange.
Guglielminotti, born in 1983 – serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a double-degree in law, specialization in finance and philosophy and an MBA – who was entrusted with the task of winding-up the Company, believed in the great potential of the business, whose advanced technology hitherto had been directed exclusively to the telecommunications sector.
Guglielminotti’s bet – which proved successful – was to pivoting the business model and re-allocate know-how and patent portfolio to the energy sector. From that moment, the construction of the new company began, and today the company is a real international industrial player enabling the paradigm shift in the global energy system towards renewable energy sources and electric mobility. In December 2015, just eight months after the IPO, ENGIE Eps launched a capital increase to finance the acquisition of the spin-off of the Politecnico di Milano which would complete the company’s technological portfolio.
In January 2018, ENGIE, the global energy leader present in over 70 countries, acquired a majority stake of EPS for an Enterprise Value of over 108 million euros from its historic shareholders, and then subsequently launched the takeover bid on the French stock exchange leading it to acquire over 60% of EPS capital.
Today, ENGIE Eps, is still listed on the Euronext market in Paris and has maintained all research and development functions and production activities in Italy.
With a unique team of engineers (over 130 people, 17 nationalities, a third with a PhD or MBA), it has filed 130 patents in 28 countries worldwide and over 500 industrial secrets. ENGIE Eps products are fully developed on the HyESS platform, a revolutionary proprietary technology that allows integrating every renewable source with all energy storage media, including electric vehicles.
The company has installed storage systems and microgrids on a global scale:
| 23 countries
| 500,000+ people powered everyday
| ~764 MWh of energy capacity online and under development
| 3 product lines:
Utility-scale containerized Energy Storage Systems to enable a 100% renewable world:
- Utility-Scale Storage: enabling a Renewable-Powered Grid by stabilizing electricity networks with a high penetration of renewables.
- Solar-plus-Storage: transforming large photovoltaic installations into a source of energy available on demand.
This is the case of Guam (USA), where ENGIE Eps is developing one of the largest energy storage systems in the world for over 300 MWh, to render available during night-time 100% of the solar energy produced during the day.
Storage-based solutions enabling the energy transition in the industrial sector:
- Industrial Microgrids: World-class power supply to industrial facilities from renewable sources generating off-grid energy at costs up to 50% lower than fossil fuels.
These microgrids have been installed on the island of Giannutri in Italy, together with TERNA, in Tasmania, at the Maldives, at the Comoros islands and in various locations in sub-Saharan Africa
- Industrial Storage Systems: Advanced Energy Storage Systems guaranteeing power continuity and quality to industrial plants and flexibility to conventional power plants. Storage systems can be combined with:
- Power Quality: manufacturing production plants to guarantee the continuity of industrial processes.
- Thermal Power Plant Retrofitting: conventional thermal power plants, in order to optimize and make energy production more efficient.
This is the case of the storage systems installed for ENDESA (part of ENEL) thermal plants in Spain and ENGIE in Belgium and Italy.
Innovative technologies and solutions developed to tear down the existing barriers for the electric mobility’s diffusion by allowing electric vehicles to become a valuable source for the grids and by simplifying home charging:
- Charging Stations: Multiple EVSEs solutions combining bidirectional capabilities for V2G and/or storage enabled, for fast charging.
- Special Home Charging Systems: developing systems to facilitate charging electric vehicles everywhere.
These are the cases of “easyWallbox”, a patented device that allows charging electric and hybrid vehicles by plugging it into a simple electrical socket without requiring any complex installation and the Drosso Vehicle-to-Grid Installation, the largest V2G pilot project of its kind, inaugurated at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin in partnership with FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and Terna Group.
Our Mission statement: unlocking the Energy Transition
By mastering the intermittency of renewable energy sources
A clear Vision:
An Energy Company and the world’s reference for a clean energy culture
We are an industrial player operating in the sustainable energy sector, specializing in hybrid-storage solutions, micro-grids and electric mobility
Our Values in five cornerstones
Seeking innovation and sustainability of the energy transition are the main values of ENGIE Eps. It is expressed in five cornerstones
Our heritage: we are an international company that continues to carry out all of the research, development and production in Italy.
A bold and purposeful strategy: recognizing the market trends, transforming them in clear opportunities.
Technological expertise and excellence in any solution deployed.
Cult of innovation and a never-ending challenge to bring to reality what seems impossible.
The centrality of our people makes the solidity of our organization.