A commitment to support local government



A commitment to support local government


ENGIE is a leading energy and services Group employing 17,000 people in the UK.

The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Digital technology

The business has extensive public sector relationships ranging from managing services and public buildings, to supporting service infrastructure and delivery.

ENGIE is using its digital and efficiency capabilities to lead the UK’s transition towards a more secure and sustainable future, through a strategy based on investment in critical energy infrastructure, integration of its energy expertise with its broad services offer, and innovation in customer-led solutions and technologies.


The business has well-established and diverse operations that span the exploration and production of gas and oil; on-shore gas storage; generating power as one of the UK’s largest independent power producers; providing power and gas to thousands of UK businesses; and delivering services to more than 14,000 customer sites across the public and private sector.

Globally, ENGIE’s businesses are developed around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy. The Group employs 150,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. 

IN the UK...

25 million m2 of space managed

including 20 major NHS Trust hospitals, 300 schools, over 1,400 government buildings, 8 nuclear power stations & iconic sites like Olympic Park and The Shard in London.

Integrated capabilities

including engineering and technical projects and Business Process Outsourcing to improve the efficiency of the UK’s cities, buildings and infrastructure.


The offer

Data driven

public transformation

The offer

Data driven

public transformation

free 'Data Driven' innovation works from ENGIE &

+ADD Strategy

The public services landscape is undergoing a major transition. Fundamental operational principles are being challenged, and there is strong demand for more radical innovations in service design, operational models and operational processes. 

Energy and efficiency needs are changing, driven by increased emphasis on leaner more sustainable organisational frameworks and service delivery principles.


Demands on local government and public services sector are increasing, for evidenced change and better real time decision making.  Data driven innovation can both support different thinking and improved decision making.

As a major operator in public sector transformation, ENGIE have developed expertise in data driven innovation and have created new decision making platforms which are being deployed in public and local services to improve operational insight and develop service efficiencies.

What is data driven innovation?

Data-driven innovation forms a key pillar in 21st century sources of growth.

The confluence of several trends, including:

  • The increasing migration of socio-economic activities to the Internet
  • The decline in the cost of data collection, storage and processing
  • The generation and use of huge volumes of data – commonly referred to as “big data”.

These large data sets are becoming a core asset in public service and local government management, and support new insight developments the enable redesign of processes and services delivered and in and creating significant efficiencies and new benefits for the public. For instance:

  • In the public sector, data exploitation promises to create value in a variety of operations, from the optimisation of services to more efficient use of labour and tailored public 'customer' relationships.
  • The adoption of ‘smart-grid’ technologies is generating large volumes of data on energy and resource consumption patterns that can be exploited to improve energy and resource efficiency.
  • The public sector is also an important data user but also a key source of data. Greater access to and more effective use of public-sector information (PSI)  can generate benefits across the economy.

What is the offer?


Would you benefit from free works that could encompass exploring new data insights ...Building evidence on potential for change, or re-modelling of data processes with new and leading edge systems thinking?

ENGIE are working with +ADD Strategy to support public sector data driven innovation.  The goals of this programme is to support 5 local authorities in England and Wales to explore and discover potential for substantial savings, efficiencies or service improvements through the application of data driven innovation.

The works will be underwritten by ENGIE and enable engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences.

The approach uses open and design led innovation processes including a facilitated innovation design sprint.  The sprints are intensive programmes provided to support successful idea development and prototyping in a rapid and engaging way.

Who is involved?

A select community will be invited from the successful local authorities along with representatives from key stakeholders.  There will also be a number of organisations with relevant skills and capabilities asked to participate.  

What are the anticipated outcomes?

The outputs of the process will include a range of new tangible data insights, as well as new data visualisations and expressions.  Further, the ideas are built into business cases for change that are designed to secure investment by the participants engaging.


The challenges of interest

Challenges of interest

The challenges of interest

Challenges of interest

ENGIE are interested in supporting  three types of challenges.  Please review the detail below and submit your enquiry on the associated form to arrange a preliminary discussion.

   OPerational    development

Do you have a significant challenge in delivering operational efficiencies.  This may be in an specific department or element of your organisation.  Do you want to explore potential for cost savings and efficiencies through data driven innovation? 

Digital services

Are you considering aspects of your service provision that could benefit from a review of service design and operations?  Could this change be data driven with new processes and systems?  Will the service engage with the public and require consideration of privacy, security and public user experience?

revenue development

Are you seeking to introduce new data driven services that can generate a contribution from their operations?  Will the service likely be digital?

Do you need to build evidence of potential for the business case from new analytics and data insight?  Would you benefit from open innovation approaches to digital business model design and development of service delivery models?


How to get involved

look forward together

How to get involved

look forward together


submit your project idea here

Simply compete the form below to start the conversation.  The projects will be selected on a monthly basis from January - May 2018.  We will be in touch shortly to let you know next steps.


Please complete the form below

Name *
Eligable organisation *
Type of eligible organisation:

If you would like to discuss the scheme in more detail,

please do not hesitate to call Peter Chalder Wood on

0191 313 0009