Energy management

Veolia provides exclusive expertise enabling companies and municipalities to optimize the technical, economic and environmental performance of facilities such as buildings and heating or cooling networks. 

Veolia, as a decentralized energy specialist, provides industries with high value-added energy solutions that meet their reliability, quality, availability and cost requirements.
Veolia partners with local authorities to deliver solutions that keep residents comfortable, protect the environment and control costs by supplying heat through district heating networks to maintaining and illuminating public buildings.

  • Energy management: district heating and cooling
  • Industrial energy services: steam and electricity supply
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Integrated facilities management
  • Design, build, operation & maintenance of combined heat & power (CHP) and utility plants
  • Reduction in carbon footprint through biomass, cogeneration and energy recovery


Heating and cooling networks to improve our cities

As the global leader in heating and cooling networks, Veolia has unique expertise in their design, construction, operation and maintenance, in addition to extensive know-how in innovative technologies, managing energy supplies—with a focus on renewables—and providing services to end users. 

Leveraging performance in the urban environment
Urban networks save energy and preserve the environment in many ways. They replace thousands of individual heating systems with a modern, reliable industrial system, and they increasingly make use of renewable energy (biomass) and recovered energy (waste, industrial gaseous effluent, etc.). They can also be associated with combined heat and power, or cogeneration plants, which are much more efficient than conventional methods.
A fast-developing sector
Urban networks reduce cities' carbon footprint and their dependence on fossil fuels. That is why the EU is promoting their development as a way of meeting its energy saving and CO2reduction targets. In Europe, Asia, the United States and Russia, more and more cities are upgrading and extending their existing networks and building new ones. In the Middle East, cooling networks are vital to the development of today's cities.
Veolia​: driving progress
The hundreds of municipalities worldwide that put their trust in Veolia rely on its expertise in diverse forms of energy – including coal, gas, biomass and geothermal – to develop efficient energy mixes. They appreciate Veolia's technical expertise and rely on the quality of its relationship with end users. They also benefit from its unequivocal commitment to the quality, availability and cost of energy supplied. This expertise makes Veolia a valuable partner for cities in the fight against fuel poverty as well as in broader aspects of urban planning. Veolia is a key player in urban networks in Europe, China, North America and the Middle East. In 2011, in Poland – where it operates in more than 40 cities – Warsaw sold Veolia its heating network, which serves 80% of the population and, at 1,700 kilometers, is the biggest in the European Union. Veolia is also building Abu Dhabi's cooling network and managing the networks of some 15 US cities, including Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore.


  • Designing, building, operating, and maintaining heating and cooling networks
  • Managing energy supplies, with a focus on renewables
  • Services to the end user
Extensive services for energy-efficient buildings

Buildings of all kinds are major consumers of energy in the form of heating, cooling, lighting and hot water. Veolia develops energy services that enable building owners to reconcile occupant comfort with energy and environmental performance.

Managing buildings for optimal performance and image
Hospitals, office buildings, data centers, shopping malls and residential complexes are all becoming more complex and now require the expertise of an energy professional to optimize operation and control consumption levels. Those in charge of managing buildings are faced with rising energy prices and increasingly stringent environmental regulations; they also have to ensure that buildings are in keeping with the environmental commitments made by the owner and expected by building users. Veolia meets these requirements through a strong commitment to results.
Methodology, technical excellence and innovation
At each site, Veolia carries out an energy audit and draws up and implements an improvement plan, including factors such as work on buildings, upgrades for energy facilities, monitoring tools and systems to encourage occupants to save energy. Veolia technicians regulate, run and maintain the facilities to attain optimal performance. They are backed by the expertise of specialists, channeled through the new energy performance control centers that Veolia is developing in each region.
Local presence, expertise and commitment
Veolia's clients benefit from the skills of its technical specialists and its unparalleled experience in managing a wide variety of buildings around the world. Its list of references speaks for itself. In Canada, the CHUM Collectif consortium, in which Veolia has a 20% interest, is building the new University of Montreal Hospital Center (CHUM), the biggest in North America. It also helped design the center and will manage technical and energy operations.


  • Energy audit, design and implementation of improvement plans, including work on buildings, upgrades for energy facilities, monitoring tools and systems to encourage occupants to save energy, etc.
  • Fine-tuning, managing and maintaining facilities
  • Central management of energy performance with a commitment to results
Energy solutions to boost competitiveness

In these times of rising fuel costs and increased awareness of the carbon footprint, energy has become a increasingly important factor in a manufacturer's competitiveness. Every aspect is important at their sites. As a decentralized energy specialist, Veolia provides them with energy solutions that offer high-added value and meet their requirements in terms of reliability, quality, availability and cost.

Competitiveness factors
Manufacturers are engaged in a race for competitiveness that is leading them to focus on their core business. More than ever, they need to control their costs and reduce risks while contending with volatile energy and carbon prices. They also want to maximize their energy self-sufficiency, guarantee reliability and create a zero incident production environment.
Improving performance
Major manufacturing companies – particularly in the food & beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries – are turning to Veolia in the knowledge that they can rely on its solid assessments and expertise in designing, building and operating energy utility plants. Other assets include Veolia’s ability to develop solutions that are cost-effective and environmentally sound, backed by the best technology available, including the use of biomass, biogas, recovered energy and combined heat and power (CHP). Veolia acts as a genuine industrial partner on these projects, with a commitment to results. It adopts a global approach to energy issues, embracing the technical, social and financial aspects as well as managing carbon quotas.
Veolia​: a model partner
Veolia is involved with 4,300 industrial facilities worldwide and offers its customers three key guarantees. The first is to secure their energy mix and supply with respect to quantity, quality, price and availability. The second is to reduce the energy and carbon footprints of their industrial operations. And thirdly, Veolia guarantees the availability of their facilities through detailed service commitments.


  • Designing, building and operating energy utilities
  • Creating cost-effective, environmental solutions including biomass, biogas, energy recovery and CHP
  • Covering technical, social and financial aspects
  • Managing carbon quotas