Energy with remote control modules for the French bank Credit Agricole, a leading European high street bank.

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Leading European banking institution Credit Agricole with their headquarters in France and a strong presence in Spain has put their trust in Genesal Energy to carry out a project from the design stages to execution in order to supply emergency power in one of their key branches in the famous Paseo de la Castellan in Madrid.

Not only are Credit Agricole a key credit supplier in France, they are also one of Europe’s biggest banks, and manage more active assets than any other bank on the continent. They are also Europe’s biggest insurer and financer of large projects.

The project undertaken by Genesal for CA consisted in supplying two emergency gensets, each with a rating of 630kVA. The gensets were to form part of the overall electrical set up within the building, and have been set up to start up automatically should the mains electricity supply cease to operate, and therefore guarantee the ongoing operational status if the bank.

In this particular case, as the end user is a major international bank, it is essential to have a back-up power system as the knock-on effect to the whole business in the event of a power loss can cause complex issues to arise. This particular site needs to be powered 24 hours a day, there is no margin for error.

Any time, any place

The gensets supplied by Genesal Energy have been designed to incorporate a remote-control communication module, permitting start up and switch-off of the gensets online at any time from any location on the planet.

This type of communication system also allows for preventative maintenance to be carried out. Using a communication card, Genesal’s technical service department can visualise all the different parameters of the gensets. This permits instant recognition of potential alarms or anomalies that may occur in the future. This type of real time instant detection means Genesal Energy can ensure the gensets never reach a critical point which may affect their ability to function correctly.

Additionally, the gensets have been soundproofed so that they could be installed on the rooftop, and as such minimising the acoustic contamination in the vicinity.


  • Prime Power: 570Kva
  • Emergency Power Rating: 630Kva
  • Voltage: 400/230V
  • Frequency: 50Hz
  • RPM: 1,500rpm
  • Dimensions: 5000mm x 1886mm s 2356mm
  • Weight: 5,680 Kg
  • Modbus TCP/IP communication protocol
  • Electronically adjusted engine