The French Alternative and Atomic Energies Commission (CEA) is a key player in research,
development and innovation in four main areas: defense and security, nuclear and
renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in physical
and life sciences.
The CEA participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and
industrial partners at national and EU levels.
CEA Tech, the CEA’s technology research unit, develops a broad portfolio of technologies
for ICTs, energy, and healthcare, bridging the gap between research and business. One
of its major research areas is the electric vehicle: improved batteries and BMS to extend
vehicle range, energy recovery, vehicle-network and vehicle-home charging, with the goal
of zero emissions in urban areas.
The EDF Group demonstrates its role as an innovative energy company committed to the energy transition, through its commitment to electric mobility and its expertise in designing efficient and environmentally friendly mobility solutions. The emergence of electric mobility requires the development of more and more efficient batteries as well as the deployment of a network of adapted charging infrastructures. EDF has a solid commercial experience : energy supply adapted to the use; installation, operation and maintenance of charging stations and associated services (roaming, pilotage, etc.) as well as recognized technical and scientific expertise, both in batteries and in infrastructures, and low-carbon energy production capacity unique in Western Europe.
Enedis manages the public electricity distribution network for 95% of continental France.
As an industry leader, Enedis supports the development of renewable energies by facilitating their connection to the network.
In order to support the growing renewable energies and new electric usages , the distribution power grid has to evolve towards a « smarter grid ». Enedis is preparing this mutation through different demonstrator projects such as :
evzen is the electric mobility offer by SMEG, a historical operator of electricity distribution and energy services. With evzen, SMEG supports businesses and public companies in their energy transition. It deploys and operates, in the long term, charging solutions and fleet sharing solutions.
HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, with operations in 64 countries and territories. We aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.
Our global businesses serve more than 40 million customers. They range from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies and governments.
HSBC aspires to be a leader in financing, managing and shaping the transition to a low-carbon world.
The bank has won further recognition for pioneering green finance and supporting communities affected by COVID-19. The Banker named HSBC as Investment Bank of the Year for Sustainability in its 2020 awards, praising “an impactful and holistic approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across many geographies, products and services and for a range of clients. The bank was also named « World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance » and « World’s Best Bank for Transaction Services » and « Global Excellence in Leadership » from Euromoney.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 125 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title and technology partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.
Demeter is a major European private equity player for the energy and ecological transition. Its funds invest between 1 and 30 million € in order to support companies in that sector at all stages of their development: innovative startups, fast-growing SMEs and ETIs and infrastructure projects. The teams at Demeter, composed of 37 people based in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Metz, Madrid (Spain) and Münster (Germany), manage 1 billion € and has completed 140 investments since 2005.
With over 500 lawyers and 15 offices around the world, Watson Farley & Williams’ legal team is a leading sector focused finance and corporate practice which provides specific expertise in the maritime, transport (including aviation and rail), energy (including renewable energy), natural resources, infrastructure and PPP, real estate, private equity and TMT/ICT sectors.
The firm advises French and foreign industrial and service groups, institutional investors, investment funds, banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), entrepreneurs, family offices, public bodies and governments.
Watson Farley & Williams’ French legal team provides specific expertise in the energy sector (renewable – onshore and offshore wind energy, solar, biomass, hydro – and conventional electricity generation – gas, coal, cogeneration, heat networks, gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks) and natural resources.
The specialist energy lawyers have the domestic and international experience and skills to complete complex energy projects successfully and advise on all facets of both conventional and renewable energy but also of energy related infrastructure, from early stage development to acquisitions, commercial contracts and project financing.
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