Global energy and services group ENGIE and Springfield City Group, the master planner behind the emerging city of Greater Springfield, have signed a historic 50-year strategic alliance to make Greater Springfield a net zero energy city.

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

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.

Greater Springfield founder and the driver behind Australia’s fastest emerging city, Maha Sinnathamby, praised Engie for being able to embrace and work to enhance the long-term planning that has made Greater Springfield a success so far. “The focus on efficient and sustainable energy production, storage and integration with the community has never been more important for Australia and for us. I’m confident that ENGIE can help us lead the way.” Mr Sinnathamby said.