The Zero Net Energy Vision for Greater Springfield means that by 2038, the vision is that the six suburbs that make up the Greater Springfield community are intended to be generating more energy than they consume.

Global energy and services group ENGIE and Springfield City Group have signed a historic 50-year strategic alliance to make Greater Springfield a net zero energy city.

It’s an exciting challenge but chasing the ultimate goal will see both companies begin exploring innovative ways to deal with energy and better city ideas across Greater Springfield. The alliance will engage with the community, stakeholders, government and others to kick some innovative goals.

Under the alliance, investments are being planned in renewable energy generation and storage infrastructure, district energy schemes, green mobility solutions, digital technology, energy efficiency initiatives and a dedicated research and innovation centre.

Tractebel, a wholly owned subsidiary of ENGIE, is a leading international engineering consultancy that have developed a state-of-the-art tool, called ENGIE 360 City Scan to facilitate holistic diagnosis of sustainable city development.

In 2018, Tractebel completed a 360 City Scan for Greater Springfield and in 2019 detailed analysis was completed, looking at Energy, Urban, Building and Mobility perspectives to identify and create a path towards sustainable city development.

This detailed analysis, involving interdisciplinary engineering expertise, is one of the first times that Energy, Urban, Building and Mobility perspectives have been combined to identify and define the path towards integration solutions for further city development.

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