SUEZ Smart Village

Gallery SUEZ Smart Village 1
Gallery SUEZ Smart Village 1
July 2021
Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France

SUEZ Smart Village - A sustainable smart village for the rural world

The SUEZ Smart Village is a game-changer for emerging countries that will face strong uncontrolled urbanisation and increased climate change effects. It consists of an integrated solution aiming at providing basic services to isolated populations or in rural areas. It is composed of a compact drinking water production unit, an off-grid energy supply unit and latrines coupled with a biogas plant treating the organic waste and producing cooking gas. Moreover, considering the utilities provided, the shipping containers can be reused and arranged for other services such as wifi, money transfer, post office. This solution creates real "city centers" in remote areas of developing countries in order to encourage the settlement of populations while offering concrete solutions to the challenges of climate change. Suez Smart Village is also a social project, avoiding massive migrations towards big cities.

Key features

  • Delivery time: Suez Smart Village can be implemented in only 2 months, which is much faster than all studies needed for the drilling of conventional boreholes
  • Power source: O kWh taken from the national grid or generator, thanks to the solar panels
  • 79% reduction of energy consumed over the whole life of the plant
  • 71% reduction of GHG emissions thanks to the use of solar panels and the absence of building site machinery


  • For a 150 m3/d plant, reduction of the power cost by 3.8k€/year thanks to the use of the solar panels
  • CAPEX per m3 of drinking water produced is cheaper with the SUEZ solution (from 10 to 30% gap – calculation based on several African projects between 2015 and 2019)

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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