Energy Management

Veolia Energy Solutions 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.
Working in close cooperation with our customers, Veolia plays an essential role in controlling energy demand and reducing greenhouse-gas emission. This unique role as an urban energy optimizer is reflected in two major activities: District Cooling Solutions for Sustainable Cities and Energy Solutions for Industries.

Our joint venture MAF Dalkia together with Majid Al Futtaim is the leader in energy and multi-technical services, delivering comprehensive services to its clients. MAF Dalkia employs over 2,000 highly trained and multi-skilled employees serving a wide portfolio of clients in the residential, commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors.
Energy-efficient Buildings

Buildings of all kinds are major consumers of energy in the form of heating, cooling, lighting and hot water. Veolia Energy Solutions 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 Energy Solutions meets these requirements through a strong commitment to results.

Methodology, technical excellence and innovation
At each site, Veolia Energy Solutions 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. 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 Energy Solutions is developing in each region.

Local presence, expertise and commitment
Our 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 Energy Solutions 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
District Cooling Services
District Cooling

A District Cooling System ("DCS") produces chilled water within a centralized energy plant and distributes it through underground pipes to buildings connected to the system and provides them with air-conditioning. Therefore, individual buildings do not need split systems, chillers and/or cooling towers. 
Once used in customer buildings, the water is returned to the central plant to be chilled again and then re-circulated through the closed-loop piping system.

A DCS consists of three primary components: the centralized energy plant, the distribution network and the Energy Transfer Station ("ETS"), which comprises heat exchangers between the primary (DCS side) and secondary networks (buidling side). 

What are the benefits of a DCS?
There are technical, commercial and environmental benefits by using a DCS compared to a decentralized cooling system:
  • Guaranteeing chilled water tariffs and performance to end-users
  • Reducing overall electricity infrastructure cost and capital expenditure
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Reducing operational and maintenance costs 
  • Increasing reliability and efficiency by a 24/7 professional O&M team
  • Increasing comfort and safety
  • Enhancing real-estate net space and urban landscape
  • Enhancing a sustainable development
  • Allowing building managers to focus on core business
Overall, the implementation of a DCS scheme benefits to end-users, governments, master developers, real-estate developers and the community as a whole. 

Why Veolia Energy Solutions?
We understand that master developers and cities are strongly committed to end-user satisfaction and the protection of the environment as well; more than ever, they also need to control their costs and reduce their risk, while guaranteeing realiability and creating a safe environment. 

  • 24/7 Energy Availability
  • Quality of Energy
  • Competitive Operation and Maintenance Cost
  • Efficiency of Plant and Distribution
  • Sustainable Asset Management 
SHARE – Solutions for High Availability, Reliability and Efficiency

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 Energy Solutions provides them with energy solutions that offer high-added value and meet their requirements in terms of reliability, quality, availability and cost.

Our Understanding of the Challenges in the Industry
  • Optimizing consumption of process chilling, comfort cooling, steam, controlled atmosphere, electricity, compressed air/vacuum and other utilities
  • Guaranteeing reliable utilities supply while upholding the highest quality standards
  • Reducing the energy bill and operating costs
  • Improving the operations management by promoting innovative solutions 
  • Preventing health and safety risks
  • Reducing the ecological footprint of sites
  • Making social responsibility a cornerstone of competitiveness

Energy solutions to boost competitiveness
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 Energy Solutions in the knowledge that they can rely on its solid assessments and expertise in designing, building and operating energy utility plants. Other assets include the 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 Energy Solutions 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.

Why SHARE (Solutions for High Availablity, Reliability and Efficiency) ?
We recognize 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 risk while having to contend with volatile energy prices. They also want to maximize their energy self-sufficiency, guarantee reliability and creat a zero incident production environment. 

  • Reliability of facilities (ensure operating continuity and levels) 
  • Energy efficiency of industrial utilities  (secure energy supply and optimize its efficiency)
  • Reducing the energy and carbon footprint (develop energy savings and lower the CO2 emissions)
By entrusting us with the management of your utilities, it will enable you to focus on your core business so as to increase SHARE in the market.