Greater Springfield

ENGIE is building a Better City that will produce more energy than it consumes

ENGIE and Springfield City Group have formed a historic 50-year strategic alliance that will make Greater Springfield in South East Queensland a Zero Net Energy city.

The vision for Greater Springfield is that by 2038, the six suburbs that make up the Greater Springfield community will generate more energy than they consume.

To achieve this, ENGIE is helping Springfield City Group achieve their vision, with solutions in:

  • renewable energy generation
  • renewable energy storage infrastructure
  • district energy schemes
  • green mobility solutions
  • digital technology
  • energy efficiency initiatives
  • a dedicated research and innovation centre

By 2038 Greater Springfield will produce more energy than it uses, and serve as a successful model for resilient, efficient and connected communities worldwide.

We’re investing in the future, with Better Cities today.

“We have one chance—and the responsibility—to get this right and be an ongoing example for others to follow. 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 assist us to be a world leader in innovative and smart city solutions.”

Maha Sinnathamby | Chairman and Founder of Greater Springfield

Why does the world need better cities?

Most people think that wind farms and solar arrays are at the centre of our global energy transition, and while partly true, it’s mostly happening in cities.

Cities haven’t evolved much over time, but as they grow in density worldwide we can’t afford to have wasteful economies.

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities, so it’s critical that we transition our urban areas to clean energy. Or better still, design them that way from the start.

It’s a tricky balancing act…the population is growing and modern society relies on energy to fuel their way of life. So how do we manage the need for energy with the need to protect the environment?

We call it harmonious progress.

We’re driving changes to systems, infrastructure and attitudes to achieve the benefits that enhance quality of life while making cities sustainable for future generations.

Our Greater Springfield project is one such example – we’ll build renewable generation capacity and help manage the way that energy is used, to produce less waste, at lower cost and with fewer emissions.

Springfield at a glance

  • Located around 40km south-west of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia
  • Current population 45,000+, forecast to triple within the next 20 years
  • Plans to develop up to 2.6 million square metres of mixed-use buildings and 22,850 apartments within the central business district
  • Master-planned around the connective pillars of health, education and technology, and with innovation underpinning the city’s liveability
  • Named the World’s Best Master-Planned Community by the International Real Estate Federation

Greater Springfield Vision

  • Zero net energy by 2038
  • Energy secure
  • Powered by green energy
  • Hydrogen as part of its energy solution
  • Improved wellbeing and user experience
  • Increased connectivity
  • Provide infrastructure for green mobility
  • A leader in Better Cities solutions

ENGIE's Solution

To co-create a true city of the future and help Springfield City Group reach its net-zero goal, we’ve developed an innovative, integrated, 50-year plan.

We’re developing innovative, integrated, long-term solutions across four focus areas:

BETTER Places

We’ll build a liveable city that enhances quality of life while protecting the environment – we call it harmonious progress
ENGIE’s expertise will be harnessed for:
  • urban planning
  • public lighting
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • eco-friendly amenities
  • digital city solutions

BETTER Mobility

We’ll use cleaner fuels to offer greener, more cost-effective and more convenient transportation solutions for people in Springfield
ENGIE’s expertise will be harnessed for:
  • electric, hydrogen, and autonomous vehicle solutions
  • fully utilising the potential of green mobility

BETTER Efficiency

All Springfield-owned buildings—residential, commercial, and industrial— will be developed in a digitally advanced way to guarantee optimal efficiency
ENGIE’s expertise will be harnessed for:
  • energy audit and consulting
  • advisory, engineering and project delivery

BETTER Energy

We’ll be responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of innovative energy infrastructure and solutions
ENGIE’s expertise will be harnessed for off-site & on-site energy production:
  • cogeneration
  • solar PV
  • geothermal energy
  • biomass
  • biogas
ENGIE and Mawsons taking concrete steps toward decarbonisation

ENGIE and Mawsons taking concrete steps toward decarbonisation

In a landmark first for the Australian construction sector, a leading supplier of concrete and quarry products has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE to source 100 percent of its mains electricity from firmed renewable sources.
Weir Minerals partners with ENGIE to reduce carbon emissions by 100,000 tonnes

Weir Minerals partners with ENGIE to reduce carbon emissions by 100,000 tonnes

Weir Minerals Australia has signed a landmark agreement with ENGIE Australia & New Zealand to source renewable energy for its operations in NSW and QLD.
ENGIE shortlisted for hydrogen funding program

ENGIE shortlisted for hydrogen funding program

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that ENGIE has been shortlisted and invited to submit a full application for funding.

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