Using digital technology to manage renewables
ENGIE's goal is to step up the energy transition to achieve net zero carbon. Digital technology plays a vital role in this challenge by providing software and data analysis tools. Without software, for example, it is impossible to manage renewable energy intermittency. Which is why in 2020 we launched the Darwin solution, which collects technical data from 17.5 GW of our wind and solar renewable electricity production capacity. The aim is to supply this data to the teams managing our production in real time, mainly to help them understand the causes of machine downtime, carry out repairs, and prevent breakdown. Artificial intelligence is also essential for analysing the vast quantity of data collected on our networks, and help teams carry out maintenance operations.
"Software is what keeps the renewable energy sector functioning, as it manages all aspects from construction and operations to shutdown. To make the right decisions, our operators and managers need well-processed data, starting with meteorological data. ”
Yves le Gélard, Chief Digital Officer at ENGIE