Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, UK, Belgium, France, Norway, Netherlands USA, Australia
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


French energy company Engie is thought to be preparing job cuts in several countries it currently operates. In the UK, its power station in Rugeley has closed after using all of its coal reserves, which will result in 150 job losses by the end of the year. In Australia, Engie-owned Hazlewood mine in Victoria is to close at an unspecified point over the next few years, as part of the state governments move towards renewable energy generation and production. Indeed, a move towards renewable and non-fossil fuels appears to be central to Engie's strategy, as they have recently acquired an 80% stake in California based battery development company Green Change Networks. The move is in very preliminary stages, but this acquisition and restructuring of business priorities is the likely reason for job changes.

UPDATE 04/08/2016:In early August it was announced that Engie has acquired a contract with Wakefield Council, with the work of 800 staff to be transferred over, which may cause further job changes in the coming weeks and months.


  • 8 June 2016: Express and Star
  • 21 June 2016: The Australian
  • 10 May 2016: Engie
  • 4 August 2016: Wakefield Express


Eurofound (2016), Engie, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 88008, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88008.