For the world of industry, the energy transition is not just a social reality, it's also a major factor for competitiveness and a new way of working in a more responsible, more collaborative and more connected context. ENGIE is responding to these new challenges with a dedicated digital solution called 'blu.e by ENGIE'.
Industry accounts for one-third of energy consumption and nearly 40% of CO2  emissions, which is why industrial users are now keen to cut their energy costs, at the same time is remaining competitive in their markets. ENGIE has developed a package of practical, smart solutions to deliver an effective response to this challenge across a very diverse and complex range of operating environments.
Tomorrow's industrial plants will be either smart or not smart! The fact is that, regardless of its environment or industry sector, plant performance is directly related to its ability to make maximum use of data. Robotization, smart objects, cyber security, cloud computing: all these will eventually help to shrink energy footprints, and therefore maintain or even improve the ability of companies to compete effectively. There are four clear stages in industry's quest for maximum energy performance:
It is in response to these major challenges and to enable industrial companies to achieve smart management of their energy consumption that ENGIE has developed its blu.e solution; an energy management software platform designed specifically for industry.
So what is the principle behind it? Its Big Data functions enable instant analysis of the millions of possible combinations of thousands of installation and equipment operating variables as the basis for selecting those with the greatest influence, suggesting precise settings already known to deliver maximum performance under similar operating conditions, and quantifying the associated gains to be made from implementing the settings.
Smart industrial plants with real-time data links
The blu.e by ENGIE solution is based on precise analysis of plant energy data:
Plants are connected to the system in real time, with data gathered, processed and analyzed as a continual stream so that industrial energy users can shrink their carbon footprints, at the same time as adapting more successfully to their environment.
And to support industrial companies in solving their energy problems, blu.e has designed a dedicated free-access web conference channel specifically to provide them with practical solutions and advice.